Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Madison is 670.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Madison earn an average of $63,780 per year or $30.66 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Health Care Social Workers who work in Madison is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Madison is less than 1%.

Rankings for Madison

  • Ranks #1 in Wisconsin for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #101 in the nation for salary and #123 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #54 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Madison Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,780 or $30.66 per hour which is 8% more than the Wisconsin average salary of $59,000.

AverageMadisonWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.66$28.368.11%
Annual Salary$63,780$59,0008.10%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Madison Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,780 or $30.66 per hour which is 2% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageMadisonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.66$29.962.34%
Annual Salary$63,780$62,3102.36%
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 Madison earns an average annual salary of $65,746 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $59,000. per year.

Cost-of-living in Madison is 3% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Madison 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.
  • Madison average salary is $63,780.
  • Madison cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,746.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Madison$63,78097.01%$65,746
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 Madison, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,230 and $78,180 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 $81,610, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $47,630, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year67Under $47,630
15%2 – 4 years100$47,630 – $49,230
25%5 – 9 years168$49,230 – $62,230
25%10 – 14 years168$62,230 – $78,180
15%15 – 20 years100$62,230 – $81,610
10%20+ years67Above $81,610
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 $63,780, Madison Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($92,970), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($88,030), Forensic Psychologists ($78,600), and School Psychologists ($73,960).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($50,760), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,270).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$92,970
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$88,030
Forensic Psychologists$78,600
School Psychologists$73,960
Health Care Social Workers$63,780
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,270
Social Workers$50,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Madison Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Madison is 670.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,780 per year or $30.66 per hour in Madison.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Madison Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,746 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Madison are Psychology Teachers($92,970), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($88,030), Forensic Psychologists($78,600).


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