Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Santa Fe is 50.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Santa Fe earn an average of $65,230 per year or $31.36 per hour.
  • The percentage of New Mexico Health Care Social Workers who work in Santa Fe is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Santa Fe is less than 1%.

Rankings for Santa Fe

  • Ranks #1 in New Mexico for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in New Mexico for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #86 in the nation for salary and #188 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #437 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New Mexico

Santa Fe Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,230 or $31.36 per hour which is 8% more than the New Mexico average salary of $60,320.

AverageSanta FeNew Mexico% Difference
Hourly Wage$31.36$298.14%
Annual Salary$65,230$60,3208.14%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Santa Fe Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,230 or $31.36 per hour which is 4% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSanta FeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$31.36$29.964.67%
Annual Salary$65,230$62,3104.69%
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 Santa Fe earns an average annual salary of $69,070 which compares to the New Mexico average annual salary of $60,320. per year.

Cost-of-living in Santa Fe is 6% less than the New Mexico average, which means Santa Fe 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.
  • Santa Fe average salary is $65,230.
  • Santa Fe cost-of-living adjusted salary is $69,070.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Santa Fe$65,23094.44%$69,070
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 Santa Fe, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,890 and $77,670 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 $98,250, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $33,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $33,120
15%2 – 4 years8$33,120 – $48,890
25%5 – 9 years12$48,890 – $62,470
25%10 – 14 years12$62,470 – $77,670
15%15 – 20 years8$62,470 – $98,250
10%20+ years5Above $98,250
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($43,180), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,890).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$65,230
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,890
Social Workers$43,180
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Santa Fe Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Santa Fe is 50.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,230 per year or $31.36 per hour in Santa Fe.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Santa Fe Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $69,070 per year or $33 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Santa Fe are Health Care Social Workers($65,230), Substance Abuse Counselors($55,890), Social Workers($43,180).


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

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