Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Wausau is 90.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Wausau earn an average of $57,050 per year or $27.43 per hour.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin Health Care Social Workers who work in Wausau is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Wausau is less than 1%.

Rankings for Wausau

  • Ranks #6 in Wisconsin for salary and #12 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in Wisconsin for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #239 in the nation for salary and #351 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #316 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Wisconsin

Wausau Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,050 or $27.43 per hour which is 3% less than the Wisconsin average salary of $59,000.

AverageWausauWisconsin% Difference
Hourly Wage$27.43$28.36-3.28%
Annual Salary$57,050$59,000-3.31%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Wausau Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,050 or $27.43 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageWausauU.S.%
Hourly Wage$27.43$29.96-8.44%
Annual Salary$57,050$62,310-8.44%
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 Wausau earns an average annual salary of $63,445 which compares to the Wisconsin average annual salary of $59,000. per year.

Cost-of-living in Wausau is 10% less than the Wisconsin average, which means Wausau 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.
  • Wausau average salary is $57,050.
  • Wausau cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,445.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Wausau$57,05089.92%$63,445
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 Wausau, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $47,890 and $61,250 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 $76,600, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $45,590, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $45,590
15%2 – 4 years14$45,590 – $47,890
25%5 – 9 years22$47,890 – $59,770
25%10 – 14 years22$59,770 – $61,250
15%15 – 20 years14$59,770 – $76,600
10%20+ years9Above $76,600
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 $57,050, Wausau Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($74,730), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($71,310).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,300), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,380).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$74,730
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$71,310
Health Care Social Workers$57,050
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,380
Social Workers$45,300
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Wausau Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Wausau is 90.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $57,050 per year or $27.43 per hour in Wausau.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Wausau Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,445 per year or $31 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Wausau are School Psychologists($74,730), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($71,310), Health Care Social Workers($57,050).


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

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