Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Las Cruces is 130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Las Cruces earn an average of $55,710 per year or $26.79 per hour.
  • The percentage of New Mexico Health Care Social Workers who work in Las Cruces is 15%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Las Cruces is less than 1%.

Rankings for Las Cruces

  • Ranks #4 in New Mexico for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in New Mexico for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #278 in the nation for salary and #405 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #246 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New Mexico

Las Cruces Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,710 or $26.79 per hour which is 7% less than the New Mexico average salary of $60,320.

AverageLas CrucesNew Mexico% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.79$29-7.62%
Annual Salary$55,710$60,320-7.64%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Las Cruces Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,710 or $26.79 per hour which is 10% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageLas CrucesU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.79$29.96-10.58%
Annual Salary$55,710$62,310-10.59%
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 Las Cruces earns an average annual salary of $63,156 which compares to the New Mexico average annual salary of $60,320. per year.

Cost-of-living in Las Cruces is 12% less than the New Mexico average, which means Las Cruces 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.
  • Las Cruces average salary is $55,710.
  • Las Cruces cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,156.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Las Cruces$55,71088.21%$63,156
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 Las Cruces, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,350 and $61,780 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 $74,880, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,530, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $38,530
15%2 – 4 years20$38,530 – $47,350
25%5 – 9 years32$47,350 – $48,870
25%10 – 14 years32$48,870 – $61,780
15%15 – 20 years20$48,870 – $74,880
10%20+ years13Above $74,880
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 $55,710, Las Cruces Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($120,880), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,570).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($47,440).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$120,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,570
Health Care Social Workers$55,710
Social Workers$47,440
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Las Cruces Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Las Cruces is 130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,710 per year or $26.79 per hour in Las Cruces.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Las Cruces Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,156 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Las Cruces are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($120,880), Substance Abuse Counselors($58,570), Health Care Social Workers($55,710).


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