Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Omaha-Council Bluffs is 450.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Omaha-Council Bluffs earn an average of $56,160 per year or $27.00 per hour.
  • The percentage of Nebraska Health Care Social Workers who work in Omaha-Council Bluffs is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Omaha-Council Bluffs is less than 1%.

Rankings for Omaha-Council Bluffs

  • Ranks #1 in Nebraska for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Nebraska for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #261 in the nation for salary and #170 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #68 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Nebraska

Omaha-Council Bluffs Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,160 or $27.00 per hour which is 4% more than the Nebraska average salary of $53,840.

AverageOmaha-Council BluffsNebraska% Difference
Hourly Wage$27$25.894.29%
Annual Salary$56,160$53,8404.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Omaha-Council Bluffs Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,160 or $27.00 per hour which is 9% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageOmaha-Council BluffsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27$29.96-9.88%
Annual Salary$56,160$62,310-9.87%
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 Omaha-Council Bluffs earns an average annual salary of $58,924 which compares to the Nebraska average annual salary of $53,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Omaha-Council Bluffs is 5% less than the Nebraska average, which means Omaha-Council Bluffs 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.
  • Omaha-Council Bluffs average salary is $56,160.
  • Omaha-Council Bluffs cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,924.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Omaha-Council Bluffs$56,16095.31%$58,924
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 Omaha-Council Bluffs, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,310 and $62,700 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 $77,860, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,360, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year45Under $38,360
15%2 – 4 years68$38,360 – $47,310
25%5 – 9 years112$47,310 – $60,110
25%10 – 14 years112$60,110 – $62,700
15%15 – 20 years68$60,110 – $77,860
10%20+ years45Above $77,860
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 $56,160, Omaha-Council Bluffs Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($82,520), School Psychologists ($82,150), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($77,520).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,970), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,120).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$82,520
School Psychologists$82,150
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$77,520
Health Care Social Workers$56,160
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,120
Social Workers$45,970
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Omaha-Council Bluffs Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Omaha-Council Bluffs is 450.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $56,160 per year or $27.00 per hour in Omaha-Council Bluffs.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Omaha-Council Bluffs Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,924 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Omaha-Council Bluffs are Psychology Teachers($82,520), School Psychologists($82,150), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($77,520).


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