Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 1,260.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro earn an average of $80,870 per year or $38.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oregon Health Care Social Workers who work in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 1%.

Rankings for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

  • Ranks #1 in Oregon for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Oregon for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #13 in the nation for salary and #31 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #31 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oregon

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $80,870 or $38.88 per hour which is 1% more than the Oregon average salary of $79,870.

AveragePortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOregon% Difference
Hourly Wage$38.88$38.401.25%
Annual Salary$80,870$79,8701.25%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $80,870 or $38.88 per hour which is 29% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AveragePortland-Vancouver-HillsboroU.S.%
Hourly Wage$38.88$29.9629.77%
Annual Salary$80,870$62,31029.79%
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 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro earns an average annual salary of $76,531 which compares to the Oregon average annual salary of $79,870. per year.

Cost-of-living in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 6% higher than the Oregon average, which means Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Oregon average.

  • Oregon average salary is $79,870.
  • Oregon cost-of-living adjusted salary is $77,831.
  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro average salary is $80,870.
  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro cost-of-living adjusted salary is $76,531.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro$80,870105.67%$76,531
Oregon$79,870102.62%$77,831
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 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $62,270 and $99,080 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 $106,880, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $49,580, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year126Under $49,580
15%2 – 4 years189$49,580 – $62,270
25%5 – 9 years315$62,270 – $78,830
25%10 – 14 years315$78,830 – $99,080
15%15 – 20 years189$78,830 – $106,880
10%20+ years126Above $106,880
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 $80,870, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($133,060), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($115,960), Forensic Psychologists ($109,690), Psychology Teachers ($105,890), and School Psychologists ($92,800).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($55,350), Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,120), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,790).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$133,060
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$115,960
Forensic Psychologists$109,690
Psychology Teachers$105,890
School Psychologists$92,800
Health Care Social Workers$80,870
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,790
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,120
Social Workers$55,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 1,260.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $80,870 per year or $38.88 per hour in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $76,531 per year or $37 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($133,060), Industrial Organizational Psychologists($115,960), Forensic Psychologists($109,690).


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