When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($84K annually) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Wash. ($75K), Eau Claire, Wisc. (approximately $45K), and New York, N.Y. (about $44K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Florida, where they average to $76K per year.
Directors of Non-Profit Development rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $75K annually; Non-Profit Program Managers come in second with median earnings amounting to $63K, and Social Work Supervisors rank near the top as well (approximately $48K).
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $43K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $42K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Clinical Social Workers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $50K per year. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $34K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $39K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Planning; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $75K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Lutheran Social Services is Program Management; about a fourth of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Clinical Supervision, Counseling, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just half of respondents. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Lutheran Social Services employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.