Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 2,360.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue earn an average of $77,660 per year or $37.34 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Health Care Social Workers who work in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 1%.

Rankings for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

  • Ranks #1 in Washington for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #22 in the nation for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $77,660 or $37.34 per hour which is 8% more than the Washington average salary of $71,800.

AverageSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$37.34$34.528.17%
Annual Salary$77,660$71,8008.16%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $77,660 or $37.34 per hour which is 24% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueU.S.%
Hourly Wage$37.34$29.9624.63%
Annual Salary$77,660$62,31024.63%
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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue earns an average annual salary of $69,370 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $71,800. per year.

Cost-of-living in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 12% higher than the Washington average, which means Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Washington average.

  • Washington average salary is $71,800.
  • Washington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $66,878.
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue average salary is $77,660.
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue cost-of-living adjusted salary is $69,370.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue$77,660111.95%$69,370
Washington$71,800107.36%$66,878
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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $63,460 and $93,170 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 $99,770, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $49,380, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year236Under $49,380
15%2 – 4 years354$49,380 – $63,460
25%5 – 9 years590$63,460 – $77,880
25%10 – 14 years590$77,880 – $93,170
15%15 – 20 years354$77,880 – $99,770
10%20+ years236Above $99,770
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 $77,660, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($108,660), Forensic Psychologists ($106,180), School Psychologists ($99,600), and Psychology Teachers ($78,280).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,940), Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,650), and Social Workers ($61,160).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$108,660
Forensic Psychologists$106,180
School Psychologists$99,600
Psychology Teachers$78,280
Health Care Social Workers$77,660
Social Workers$61,160
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,650
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 2,360.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $77,660 per year or $37.34 per hour in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $69,370 per year or $33 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($108,660), Forensic Psychologists($106,180), School Psychologists($99,600).


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

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