Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Salt Lake City is 660.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Salt Lake City earn an average of $72,460 per year or $34.84 per hour.
  • The percentage of Utah Health Care Social Workers who work in Salt Lake City is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Salt Lake City is less than 1%.

Rankings for Salt Lake City

  • Ranks #1 in Utah for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Utah for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #40 in the nation for salary and #111 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #55 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Utah

Salt Lake City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $72,460 or $34.84 per hour which is 6% more than the Utah average salary of $67,880.

AverageSalt Lake CityUtah% Difference
Hourly Wage$34.84$32.636.77%
Annual Salary$72,460$67,8806.75%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Salt Lake City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $72,460 or $34.84 per hour which is 16% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSalt Lake CityU.S.%
Hourly Wage$34.84$29.9616.29%
Annual Salary$72,460$62,31016.29%
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 Salt Lake City earns an average annual salary of $74,151 which compares to the Utah average annual salary of $67,880. per year.

Cost-of-living in Salt Lake City is 2% less than the Utah average, which means Salt Lake City residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Utah average.

  • Utah average salary is $67,880.
  • Utah cost-of-living adjusted salary is $71,213.
  • Salt Lake City average salary is $72,460.
  • Salt Lake City cost-of-living adjusted salary is $74,151.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Salt Lake City$72,46097.72%$74,151
Utah$67,88095.32%$71,213
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 Salt Lake City, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $61,860 and $81,410 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 $99,080, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $49,940, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year66Under $49,940
15%2 – 4 years99$49,940 – $61,860
25%5 – 9 years165$61,860 – $67,460
25%10 – 14 years165$67,460 – $81,410
15%15 – 20 years99$67,460 – $99,080
10%20+ years66Above $99,080
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 $72,460, Salt Lake City Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($101,350), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($92,010), Marriage and Family Therapists ($90,670), and Forensic Psychologists ($90,640).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($56,040), School Psychologists ($65,540), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($68,370).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$101,350
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$92,010
Marriage and Family Therapists$90,670
Forensic Psychologists$90,640
Health Care Social Workers$72,460
Substance Abuse Counselors$68,370
School Psychologists$65,540
Social Workers$56,040
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Salt Lake City Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Salt Lake City is 660.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $72,460 per year or $34.84 per hour in Salt Lake City.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Salt Lake City Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $74,151 per year or $36 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Salt Lake City are Psychology Teachers($101,350), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($92,010), Marriage and Family Therapists($90,670).


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