Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 17,750.
  • Health Care Social Workers in New York-Newark-Jersey City earn an average of $65,890 per year or $31.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of New York Health Care Social Workers who work in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 81%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 10%.

Rankings for New York-Newark-Jersey City

  • Ranks #1 in New York for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in New York for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #78 in the nation for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New York

New York-Newark-Jersey City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,890 or $31.68 per hour which is 6% more than the New York average salary of $61,680.

AverageNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNew York% Difference
Hourly Wage$31.68$29.666.81%
Annual Salary$65,890$61,6806.83%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

New York-Newark-Jersey City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,890 or $31.68 per hour which is 5% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNew York-Newark-Jersey CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$31.68$29.965.74%
Annual Salary$65,890$62,3105.75%
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 New York-Newark-Jersey City earns an average annual salary of $57,062 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $61,680. per year.

Cost-of-living in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 15% higher than the New York average, which means New York-Newark-Jersey City residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New York average.

  • New York average salary is $61,680.
  • New York cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,966.
  • New York-Newark-Jersey City average salary is $65,890.
  • New York-Newark-Jersey City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $57,062.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
New York-Newark-Jersey City$65,890115.47%$57,062
New York$61,680110.21%$55,966
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 New York-Newark-Jersey City, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,700 and $78,220 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 $99,080, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $39,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year1,775Under $39,120
15%2 – 4 years2,662$39,120 – $47,700
25%5 – 9 years4,438$47,700 – $61,000
25%10 – 14 years4,438$61,000 – $78,220
15%15 – 20 years2,662$61,000 – $99,080
10%20+ years1,775Above $99,080
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 $65,890, New York-Newark-Jersey City Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($129,390), Psychology Teachers ($111,290), Forensic Psychologists ($102,220), School Psychologists ($98,980), Marriage and Family Therapists ($76,090), and Social Workers ($73,840).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,390).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$129,390
Psychology Teachers$111,290
Forensic Psychologists$102,220
School Psychologists$98,980
Marriage and Family Therapists$76,090
Social Workers$73,840
Health Care Social Workers$65,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,390
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for New York-Newark-Jersey City Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in New York-Newark-Jersey City is 17,750.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,890 per year or $31.68 per hour in New York-Newark-Jersey City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in New York-Newark-Jersey City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,062 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in New York-Newark-Jersey City are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($129,390), Psychology Teachers($111,290), Forensic Psychologists($102,220).


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

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