Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Bismarck is 70.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Bismarck earn an average of $54,930 per year or $26.41 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Dakota Health Care Social Workers who work in Bismarck is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Bismarck is less than 1%.

Rankings for Bismarck

  • Ranks #3 in North Dakota for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in North Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #307 in the nation for salary and #196 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #373 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Dakota

Bismarck Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,930 or $26.41 per hour which is 1% less than the North Dakota average salary of $55,580.

AverageBismarckNorth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.41$26.72-1.16%
Annual Salary$54,930$55,580-1.17%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Bismarck Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,930 or $26.41 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageBismarckU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.41$29.96-11.85%
Annual Salary$54,930$62,310-11.84%
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 Bismarck earns an average annual salary of $58,287 which compares to the North Dakota average annual salary of $55,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Bismarck is 6% less than the North Dakota average, which means Bismarck residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Dakota average.

  • North Dakota average salary is $55,580.
  • North Dakota cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,387.
  • Bismarck average salary is $54,930.
  • Bismarck cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,287.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Bismarck$54,93094.24%$58,287
North Dakota$55,58092.04%$60,387
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 Bismarck, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,630 and $60,990 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 $64,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,200, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $38,200
15%2 – 4 years10$38,200 – $47,630
25%5 – 9 years18$47,630 – $48,890
25%10 – 14 years18$48,890 – $60,990
15%15 – 20 years10$48,890 – $64,630
10%20+ years7Above $64,630
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 $54,930, Bismarck Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($111,590), Social Workers ($64,500), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,340).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$111,590
Social Workers$64,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,340
Health Care Social Workers$54,930
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Bismarck Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Bismarck is 70.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,930 per year or $26.41 per hour in Bismarck.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Bismarck Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,287 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Bismarck are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($111,590), Social Workers($64,500), Substance Abuse Counselors($61,340).


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

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