Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 170.
  • Health Care Social Workers in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $44,850 per year or $21.56 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Dakota Health Care Social Workers who work in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #3 in South Dakota for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in South Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #487 in the nation for salary and #361 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #185 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Dakota

East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,850 or $21.56 per hour which is 5% less than the South Dakota average salary of $47,260.

AverageEast South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaSouth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$21.56$22.72-5.11%
Annual Salary$44,850$47,260-5.10%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,850 or $21.56 per hour which is 28% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageEast South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$21.56$29.96-28.04%
Annual Salary$44,850$62,310-28.02%
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 East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $50,089 which compares to the South Dakota average annual salary of $47,260. per year.

Cost-of-living in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 10% less than the South Dakota average, which means East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to South Dakota average.

  • South Dakota average salary is $47,260.
  • South Dakota cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,639.
  • East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $44,850.
  • East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $50,089.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area$44,85089.54%$50,089
South Dakota$47,26091.52%$51,639
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 East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,300 and $49,040 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 $60,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,900, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $36,900
15%2 – 4 years26$36,900 – $38,300
25%5 – 9 years42$38,300 – $38,960
25%10 – 14 years42$38,960 – $49,040
15%15 – 20 years26$38,960 – $60,630
10%20+ years17Above $60,630
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 $44,850, East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($89,020), Psychology Teachers ($76,450), Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,210), and Social Workers ($45,320).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$89,020
Psychology Teachers$76,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,210
Social Workers$45,320
Health Care Social Workers$44,850
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 170.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,850 per year or $21.56 per hour in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,089 per year or $24 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in East South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($89,020), Psychology Teachers($76,450), Substance Abuse Counselors($46,210).


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

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