Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Eau Claire is 170.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Eau Claire earn an average of $53,640 per year or $25.79 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Health Care Social Workers who work in Eau Claire is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Eau Claire is less than 1%.

Rankings for Eau Claire

  • Ranks #12 in Wisconsin for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #346 in the nation for salary and #275 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #175 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Eau Claire Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,640 or $25.79 per hour which is 9% less than the Wisconsin average salary of $59,000.

AverageEau ClaireWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.79$28.36-9.06%
Annual Salary$53,640$59,000-9.08%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Eau Claire Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,640 or $25.79 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageEau ClaireU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.79$29.96-13.92%
Annual Salary$53,640$62,310-13.91%
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 Eau Claire earns an average annual salary of $58,216 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $59,000. per year.

Cost-of-living in Eau Claire is 8% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Eau Claire 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.
  • Eau Claire average salary is $53,640.
  • Eau Claire cost-of-living adjusted salary is $58,216.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Eau Claire$53,64092.14%$58,216
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 Eau Claire, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $48,850 and $60,600 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 $63,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $36,900, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year17Under $36,900
15%2 – 4 years26$36,900 – $48,850
25%5 – 9 years42$48,850 – $49,730
25%10 – 14 years42$49,730 – $60,600
15%15 – 20 years26$49,730 – $63,580
10%20+ years17Above $63,580
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 $53,640, Eau Claire Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($91,390).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($48,200), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,940).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$91,390
Health Care Social Workers$53,640
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,940
Social Workers$48,200
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Eau Claire Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Eau Claire is 170.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,640 per year or $25.79 per hour in Eau Claire.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Eau Claire Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $58,216 per year or $28 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Eau Claire are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($91,390), Health Care Social Workers($53,640), Substance Abuse Counselors($52,940).


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

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