Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $57,700 per year or $27.74 per hour.
  • The percentage of New Mexico Health Care Social Workers who work in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 15%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #3 in New Mexico for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in New Mexico for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #221 in the nation for salary and #442 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #244 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,700 or $27.74 per hour which is 4% less than the New Mexico average salary of $60,320.

AverageEastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan AreaNew Mexico% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.74$29-4.34%
Annual Salary$57,700$60,320-4.34%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,700 or $27.74 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageEastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.74$29.96-7.41%
Annual Salary$57,700$62,310-7.40%
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 Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $65,988 which compares to the New Mexico average annual salary of $60,320. per year.

Cost-of-living in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 13% less than the New Mexico average, which means Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New Mexico average.

  • New Mexico average salary is $60,320.
  • New Mexico cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,873.
  • Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $57,700.
  • Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,988.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area$57,70087.44%$65,988
New Mexico$60,32091.57%$65,873
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 Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,410 and $63,650 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 $81,020, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $45,760, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $45,760
15%2 – 4 years20$45,760 – $47,410
25%5 – 9 years32$47,410 – $50,200
25%10 – 14 years32$50,200 – $63,650
15%15 – 20 years20$50,200 – $81,020
10%20+ years13Above $81,020
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 $57,700, Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($87,180), Psychology Teachers ($82,910), Marriage and Family Therapists ($60,430), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,390).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,950).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$87,180
Psychology Teachers$82,910
Marriage and Family Therapists$60,430
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,390
Health Care Social Workers$57,700
Social Workers$49,950
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,700 per year or $27.74 per hour in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,988 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Eastern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area are School Psychologists($87,180), Psychology Teachers($82,910), Marriage and Family Therapists($60,430).


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

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