Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Rapid City is 70.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Rapid City earn an average of $50,010 per year or $24.04 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Dakota Health Care Social Workers who work in Rapid City is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Rapid City is less than 1%.

Rankings for Rapid City

  • Ranks #2 in South Dakota for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in South Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #434 in the nation for salary and #243 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #369 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Dakota

Rapid City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,010 or $24.04 per hour which is 5% more than the South Dakota average salary of $47,260.

AverageRapid CitySouth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.04$22.725.81%
Annual Salary$50,010$47,2605.82%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Rapid City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,010 or $24.04 per hour which is 19% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageRapid CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.04$29.96-19.76%
Annual Salary$50,010$62,310-19.74%
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 Rapid City earns an average annual salary of $53,937 which compares to the South Dakota average annual salary of $47,260. per year.

Cost-of-living in Rapid City is 7% less than the South Dakota average, which means Rapid City 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.
  • Rapid City average salary is $50,010.
  • Rapid City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $53,937.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Rapid City$50,01092.72%$53,937
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 Rapid City, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,670 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 $61,860, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,190, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $37,190
15%2 – 4 years10$37,190 – $38,670
25%5 – 9 years18$38,670 – $48,110
25%10 – 14 years18$48,110 – $61,860
15%15 – 20 years10$48,110 – $61,860
10%20+ years7Above $61,860
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($44,420), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,470).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$50,010
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,470
Social Workers$44,420
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Rapid City Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Rapid City is 70.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $50,010 per year or $24.04 per hour in Rapid City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Rapid City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,937 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Rapid City are Health Care Social Workers($50,010), Substance Abuse Counselors($46,470), Social Workers($44,420).


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

Official Data Sources for Health Care Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data