Thursday, September 2, 2021

Healthcare Social Worker Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released earlier this summer indicated that, as of May 2020, there were over 176,000 healthcare social workers (HSWs) employed in the United States.  The five-state Rocky Mountain region accounted for about 5,700 of those health care social worker jobs.  BLS data reveals the Rocky Mountain region to be a generally below average one for healthcare social worker pay.  Although Utah and Wyoming rank among the twelve best states nationally for health care social worker annual mean wages, over 75% of the region's health care social workers live in states where the HSW annual mean wage runs below the national average of $60,470.  BLS data from May 2020 shows the following about healthcare social worker pay in the Rocky Mountain region.:

Healthcare Social Worker Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

Healthcare Social Worker Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CO 3,100 $58,010 20th
ID 640 $57,620 25th
MT 610 $51,900 43rd
UT 1,120 $66,040 8th
WY 260 $63,350 12th
U.S. 176,110 $60,470 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 17, 2021

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