Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $54,630 per year or $26.27 per hour.
  • The percentage of New Mexico Health Care Social Workers who work in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 11%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in New Mexico for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in New Mexico for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #316 in the nation for salary and #441 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #288 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New Mexico

Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,630 or $26.27 per hour which is 9% less than the New Mexico average salary of $60,320.

AverageNorthern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan AreaNew Mexico% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.27$29-9.41%
Annual Salary$54,630$60,320-9.43%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,630 or $26.27 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNorthern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.27$29.96-12.32%
Annual Salary$54,630$62,310-12.33%
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 Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $62,477 which compares to the New Mexico average annual salary of $60,320. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 13% less than the New Mexico average, which means Northern 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.
  • Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $54,630.
  • Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $62,477.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area$54,63087.44%$62,477
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 Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,410 and $61,510 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 $76,090, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $45,530, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $45,530
15%2 – 4 years15$45,530 – $47,410
25%5 – 9 years25$47,410 – $49,500
25%10 – 14 years25$49,500 – $61,510
15%15 – 20 years15$49,500 – $76,090
10%20+ years10Above $76,090
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 $54,630, Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($126,890), and School Psychologists ($85,680).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($47,730), Marriage and Family Therapists ($51,770), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,940).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$126,890
School Psychologists$85,680
Health Care Social Workers$54,630
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,940
Marriage and Family Therapists$51,770
Social Workers$47,730
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,630 per year or $26.27 per hour in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,477 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northern New Mexico Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($126,890), School Psychologists($85,680), Health Care Social Workers($54,630).


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