Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Sioux Falls is 210.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Sioux Falls earn an average of $51,470 per year or $24.75 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Dakota Health Care Social Workers who work in Sioux Falls is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Sioux Falls is less than 1%.

Rankings for Sioux Falls

  • Ranks #1 in South Dakota for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in South Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #403 in the nation for salary and #199 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #140 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Dakota

Sioux Falls Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,470 or $24.75 per hour which is 8% more than the South Dakota average salary of $47,260.

AverageSioux FallsSouth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$24.75$22.728.93%
Annual Salary$51,470$47,2608.91%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Sioux Falls Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,470 or $24.75 per hour which is 17% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSioux FallsU.S.%
Hourly Wage$24.75$29.96-17.39%
Annual Salary$51,470$62,310-17.40%
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 Sioux Falls earns an average annual salary of $54,703 which compares to the South Dakota average annual salary of $47,260. per year.

Cost-of-living in Sioux Falls is 6% less than the South Dakota average, which means Sioux Falls 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.
  • Sioux Falls average salary is $51,470.
  • Sioux Falls cost-of-living adjusted salary is $54,703.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Sioux Falls$51,47094.09%$54,703
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 Sioux Falls, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,960 and $60,630 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 $76,600, 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 Year21Under $37,190
15%2 – 4 years32$37,190 – $38,960
25%5 – 9 years52$38,960 – $48,510
25%10 – 14 years52$48,510 – $60,630
15%15 – 20 years32$48,510 – $76,600
10%20+ years21Above $76,600
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 Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,760), and Social Workers ($45,500).

TitleAnnual Salary
Health Care Social Workers$51,470
Social Workers$45,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Sioux Falls Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Sioux Falls is 210.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $51,470 per year or $24.75 per hour in Sioux Falls.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Sioux Falls Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $54,703 per year or $26 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Sioux Falls are Health Care Social Workers($51,470), Social Workers($45,500), Substance Abuse Counselors($44,760).


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