Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Fargo is 140.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Fargo earn an average of $58,090 per year or $27.93 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Dakota Health Care Social Workers who work in Fargo is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Fargo is less than 1%.

Rankings for Fargo

  • Ranks #2 in North Dakota for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in North Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #209 in the nation for salary and #201 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #224 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Dakota

Fargo Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,090 or $27.93 per hour which is 4% more than the North Dakota average salary of $55,580.

AverageFargoNorth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.93$26.724.53%
Annual Salary$58,090$55,5804.52%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Fargo Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,090 or $27.93 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageFargoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.93$29.96-6.78%
Annual Salary$58,090$62,310-6.77%
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 Fargo earns an average annual salary of $61,798 which compares to the North Dakota average annual salary of $55,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Fargo is 6% less than the North Dakota average, which means Fargo 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.
  • Fargo average salary is $58,090.
  • Fargo cost-of-living adjusted salary is $61,798.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Fargo$58,09094.00%$61,798
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 Fargo, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,850 and $61,860 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 $79,980, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $44,790, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $44,790
15%2 – 4 years21$44,790 – $47,850
25%5 – 9 years35$47,850 – $60,870
25%10 – 14 years35$60,870 – $61,860
15%15 – 20 years21$60,870 – $79,980
10%20+ years14Above $79,980
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 $58,090, Fargo Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,030), Psychology Teachers ($86,300), School Psychologists ($68,830), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($60,710).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,120), and Social Workers ($56,670).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,030
Psychology Teachers$86,300
School Psychologists$68,830
Marriage and Family Therapists$60,710
Health Care Social Workers$58,090
Social Workers$56,670
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,120
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Fargo Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Fargo is 140.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,090 per year or $27.93 per hour in Fargo.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Fargo Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $61,798 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Fargo are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($101,030), Psychology Teachers($86,300), School Psychologists($68,830).


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

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