Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Grand Forks is 50.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Grand Forks earn an average of $58,360 per year or $28.06 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Dakota Health Care Social Workers who work in Grand Forks is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Grand Forks is less than 1%.

Rankings for Grand Forks

  • Ranks #1 in North Dakota for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in North Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #203 in the nation for salary and #267 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #454 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Dakota

Grand Forks Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,360 or $28.06 per hour which is 5% more than the North Dakota average salary of $55,580.

AverageGrand ForksNorth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$28.06$26.725.01%
Annual Salary$58,360$55,5805.00%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Grand Forks Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,360 or $28.06 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageGrand ForksU.S.%
Hourly Wage$28.06$29.96-6.34%
Annual Salary$58,360$62,310-6.34%
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 Grand Forks earns an average annual salary of $63,290 which compares to the North Dakota average annual salary of $55,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Grand Forks is 8% less than the North Dakota average, which means Grand Forks 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.
  • Grand Forks average salary is $58,360.
  • Grand Forks cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,290.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Grand Forks$58,36092.21%$63,290
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 Grand Forks, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,890 and $61,690 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 $73,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,030, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $47,030
15%2 – 4 years8$47,030 – $48,890
25%5 – 9 years12$48,890 – $59,800
25%10 – 14 years12$59,800 – $61,690
15%15 – 20 years8$59,800 – $73,670
10%20+ years5Above $73,670
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 $58,360, Grand Forks Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,370), and Social Workers ($59,300).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,370
Social Workers$59,300
Health Care Social Workers$58,360
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Grand Forks Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Grand Forks is 50.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,360 per year or $28.06 per hour in Grand Forks.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Grand Forks Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,290 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Grand Forks are Substance Abuse Counselors($59,370), Social Workers($59,300), Health Care Social Workers($58,360).


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