Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Appleton is 140.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Appleton earn an average of $55,960 per year or $26.90 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Health Care Social Workers who work in Appleton is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Appleton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Appleton

  • Ranks #9 in Wisconsin for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #8 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #268 in the nation for salary and #250 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #225 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Appleton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,960 or $26.90 per hour which is 5% less than the Wisconsin average salary of $59,000.

AverageAppletonWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$26.90$28.36-5.15%
Annual Salary$55,960$59,000-5.15%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Appleton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,960 or $26.90 per hour which is 10% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageAppletonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$26.90$29.96-10.21%
Annual Salary$55,960$62,310-10.19%
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 Appleton earns an average annual salary of $60,523 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $59,000. per year.

Cost-of-living in Appleton is 8% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Appleton residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Wisconsin average.

  • Wisconsin average salary is $59,000.
  • Wisconsin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,312.
  • Appleton average salary is $55,960.
  • Appleton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $60,523.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Appleton$55,96092.46%$60,523
Wisconsin$59,00093.19%$63,312
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 Appleton, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $46,550 and $61,920 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 $76,920, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $38,990, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $38,990
15%2 – 4 years21$38,990 – $46,550
25%5 – 9 years35$46,550 – $60,360
25%10 – 14 years35$60,360 – $61,920
15%15 – 20 years21$60,360 – $76,920
10%20+ years14Above $76,920
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 $55,960, Appleton Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,220), and School Psychologists ($71,400).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($39,980), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,170).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$79,220
School Psychologists$71,400
Health Care Social Workers$55,960
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,170
Social Workers$39,980
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Appleton Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Appleton is 140.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,960 per year or $26.90 per hour in Appleton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Appleton Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $60,523 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Appleton are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($79,220), School Psychologists($71,400), Health Care Social Workers($55,960).


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