Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Salem is 160.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Salem earn an average of $79,190 per year or $38.07 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oregon Health Care Social Workers who work in Salem is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Salem is less than 1%.

Rankings for Salem

  • Ranks #2 in Oregon for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Oregon for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #16 in the nation for salary and #66 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #190 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oregon

Salem Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $79,190 or $38.07 per hour which is almost same as Oregon average salary of $79,870.

AverageSalemOregon% Difference
Hourly Wage$38.07$38.40-0.86%
Annual Salary$79,190$79,870-0.85%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Salem Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $79,190 or $38.07 per hour which is 27% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSalemU.S.%
Hourly Wage$38.07$29.9627.07%
Annual Salary$79,190$62,31027.09%
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 Salem earns an average annual salary of $78,484 which compares to the Oregon average annual salary of $79,870. per year.

Cost-of-living in Salem is 1% higher than the Oregon average, which means Salem 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.
  • Salem average salary is $79,190.
  • Salem cost-of-living adjusted salary is $78,484.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Salem$79,190100.90%$78,484
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 Salem, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $60,630 and $97,630 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 $102,180, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year16Under $47,430
15%2 – 4 years24$47,430 – $60,630
25%5 – 9 years40$60,630 – $77,280
25%10 – 14 years40$77,280 – $97,630
15%15 – 20 years24$77,280 – $102,180
10%20+ years16Above $102,180
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 $79,190, Salem Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($114,100), and School Psychologists ($82,370).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($55,980), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,250).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$114,100
School Psychologists$82,370
Health Care Social Workers$79,190
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,250
Social Workers$55,980
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Salem Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Salem is 160.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $79,190 per year or $38.07 per hour in Salem.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Salem Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $78,484 per year or $38 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Salem are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($114,100), School Psychologists($82,370), Health Care Social Workers($79,190).


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