Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is 1,460.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis earn an average of $62,470 per year or $30.04 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Health Care Social Workers who work in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is 1%.

Rankings for Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

  • Ranks #2 in Wisconsin for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #125 in the nation for salary and #153 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #25 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,470 or $30.04 per hour which is 5% more than the Wisconsin average salary of $59,000.

AverageMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.04$28.365.92%
Annual Salary$62,470$59,0005.88%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,470 or $30.04 per hour which is 0% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.04$29.960.27%
Annual Salary$62,470$62,3100.26%
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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis earns an average annual salary of $65,120 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $59,000. per year.

Cost-of-living in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is 4% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis 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.
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis average salary is $62,470.
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis cost-of-living adjusted salary is $65,120.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis$62,47095.93%$65,120
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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,810 and $76,920 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 $81,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $49,040, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year146Under $49,040
15%2 – 4 years219$49,040 – $49,810
25%5 – 9 years365$49,810 – $62,270
25%10 – 14 years365$62,270 – $76,920
15%15 – 20 years219$62,270 – $81,410
10%20+ years146Above $81,410
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 $62,470, Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($90,700), Psychology Teachers ($85,400), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($85,380), and School Psychologists ($77,420).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,020), Social Workers ($50,040), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($59,910).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$90,700
Psychology Teachers$85,400
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$85,380
School Psychologists$77,420
Health Care Social Workers$62,470
Marriage and Family Therapists$59,910
Social Workers$50,040
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,020
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is 1,460.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $62,470 per year or $30.04 per hour in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $65,120 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis are Forensic Psychologists($90,700), Psychology Teachers($85,400), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($85,380).


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