Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $54,610 per year or $26.26 per hour.
  • The percentage of Montana Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in Montana for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Montana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #320 in the nation for salary and #246 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #240 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Montana

Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,610 or $26.26 per hour which is 2% less than the Montana average salary of $55,830.

AverageSouthwest Montana Nonmetropolitan AreaMontana% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.26$26.84-2.16%
Annual Salary$54,610$55,830-2.19%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,610 or $26.26 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthwest Montana Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.26$29.96-12.35%
Annual Salary$54,610$62,310-12.36%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Health Care Social Workers in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,031 which compares to the Montana average annual salary of $55,830. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area is 7% less than the Montana average, which means Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Montana average.

  • Montana average salary is $55,830.
  • Montana cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,396.
  • Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $54,610.
  • Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,031.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area$54,61092.51%$59,031
Montana$55,83092.44%$60,396
U.S.$62,310$62,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,560 and $62,560 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn more than $63,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,830, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $37,830
15%2 – 4 years20$37,830 – $47,560
25%5 – 9 years32$47,560 – $60,040
25%10 – 14 years32$60,040 – $62,560
15%15 – 20 years20$60,040 – $63,580
10%20+ years13Above $63,580
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $54,610, Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($82,170), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($75,540), and School Psychologists ($65,620).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($38,890), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,280).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$82,170
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$75,540
School Psychologists$65,620
Health Care Social Workers$54,610
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,280
Social Workers$38,890
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,610 per year or $26.26 per hour in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,031 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southwest Montana Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($82,170), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($75,540), School Psychologists($65,620).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in Montana cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data