Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $49,360 per year or $23.73 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #16 in Wisconsin for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #445 in the nation for salary and #386 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #346 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $49,360 or $23.73 per hour which is 16% less than the Wisconsin average salary of $59,000.

AverageNorthwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan AreaWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.73$28.36-16.33%
Annual Salary$49,360$59,000-16.34%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $49,360 or $23.73 per hour which is 20% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageNorthwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.73$29.96-20.79%
Annual Salary$49,360$62,310-20.78%
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 Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $55,548 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $59,000. per year.

Cost-of-living in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area 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.
  • Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $49,360.
  • Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $55,548.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area$49,36088.86%$55,548
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 Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $38,990 and $59,180 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 $61,870, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,300, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $37,300
15%2 – 4 years12$37,300 – $38,990
25%5 – 9 years20$38,990 – $49,040
25%10 – 14 years20$49,040 – $59,180
15%15 – 20 years12$49,040 – $61,870
10%20+ years8Above $61,870
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 $49,360, Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,780).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,280).

TitleAnnual Salary
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,780
Health Care Social Workers$49,360
Social Workers$49,280
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area is 80.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $49,360 per year or $23.73 per hour in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $55,548 per year or $27 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Northwestern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area are Substance Abuse Counselors($52,780), Health Care Social Workers($49,360), Social Workers($49,280).


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