Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lincoln is 170.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Lincoln earn an average of $52,480 per year or $25.23 per hour.
  • The percentage of Nebraska Health Care Social Workers who work in Lincoln is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Lincoln is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lincoln

  • Ranks #3 in Nebraska for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Nebraska for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #382 in the nation for salary and #208 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #178 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Nebraska

Lincoln Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,480 or $25.23 per hour which is 2% less than the Nebraska average salary of $53,840.

AverageLincolnNebraska% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.23$25.89-2.55%
Annual Salary$52,480$53,840-2.53%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lincoln Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,480 or $25.23 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLincolnU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.23$29.96-15.79%
Annual Salary$52,480$62,310-15.78%
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 Lincoln earns an average annual salary of $55,955 which compares to the Nebraska average annual salary of $53,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lincoln is 6% less than the Nebraska average, which means Lincoln residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Nebraska average.

  • Nebraska average salary is $53,840.
  • Nebraska cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,961.
  • Lincoln average salary is $52,480.
  • Lincoln cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,955.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lincoln$52,48093.79%$55,955
Nebraska$53,84092.89%$57,961
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 Lincoln, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,960 and $63,550 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 $63,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,190, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $37,190
15%2 – 4 years26$37,190 – $38,960
25%5 – 9 years42$38,960 – $49,710
25%10 – 14 years42$49,710 – $63,550
15%15 – 20 years26$49,710 – $63,550
10%20+ years17Above $63,550
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 $52,480, Lincoln Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,150), School Psychologists ($79,780), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,300).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($41,640).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,150
School Psychologists$79,780
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,300
Health Care Social Workers$52,480
Social Workers$41,640
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lincoln Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Lincoln is 170.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $52,480 per year or $25.23 per hour in Lincoln.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lincoln Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,955 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lincoln are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($87,150), School Psychologists($79,780), Substance Abuse Counselors($53,300).


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