Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.
  • Health Care Social Workers in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $40,040 per year or $19.25 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Dakota Health Care Social Workers who work in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #4 in South Dakota for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in South Dakota for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #497 in the nation for salary and #362 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #291 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Dakota

West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $40,040 or $19.25 per hour which is 15% less than the South Dakota average salary of $47,260.

AverageWest South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaSouth Dakota% Difference
Hourly Wage$19.25$22.72-15.27%
Annual Salary$40,040$47,260-15.28%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $40,040 or $19.25 per hour which is 35% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageWest South Dakota Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$19.25$29.96-35.75%
Annual Salary$40,040$62,310-35.74%
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 West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $44,717 which compares to the South Dakota average annual salary of $47,260. per year.

Cost-of-living in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 10% less than the South Dakota average, which means West 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.
  • West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $40,040.
  • West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $44,717.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area$40,04089.54%$44,717
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 West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $31,040 and $47,040 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 $49,570, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $30,910, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $30,910
15%2 – 4 years15$30,910 – $31,040
25%5 – 9 years25$31,040 – $38,720
25%10 – 14 years25$38,720 – $47,040
15%15 – 20 years15$38,720 – $49,570
10%20+ years10Above $49,570
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 $40,040, West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Substance Abuse Counselors ($44,190), and Social Workers ($43,530).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$44,190
Social Workers$43,530
Health Care Social Workers$40,040
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area is 100.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $40,040 per year or $19.25 per hour in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $44,717 per year or $21 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in West South Dakota Nonmetropolitan Area are Substance Abuse Counselors($44,190), Social Workers($43,530), Health Care Social Workers($40,040).


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

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