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Average Salary for Lutheran Social Services Employees

Lutheran Social Services employees typically bring home $38K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Lutheran Social Services fluctuate depending on your job title; your experience level and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Lutheran Social Services typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Lutheran Social Services
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization (2)
$47,565 - $90,094  
[-]Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization (2)
Salary$47,582 - $86,669  
Total Pay$47,565 - $90,094  
[+]Executive Director (2)
$62,052 - $160,922  
[+]Executive Director (2)
Salary$63,315 - $148,388  
Total Pay$62,052 - $160,922  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (2)
$34,676 - $65,238  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (2)
Salary$35,890 - $61,417  
Total Pay$34,676 - $65,238  
[+]Youth Counselor (2)
$23,233 - $37,284  
[+]Youth Counselor (2)
Total Pay$23,233 - $37,284  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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The highest paychecks go to Executive Directors, who earn around $107K, closely trailed by Non-Profit Program Managers (about $72K), Assistant Directors of Nursing (approximately $59K), and Social Work Supervisors ($48K).

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $46K. For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the $33K mark. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Lutheran Social Services people (30 percent) have been in their field for 10-19 years and earn around $48K annually.


Residents of Worcester pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $50K per year; other top-paying cities include New York (about $42K) and Chicago ($41K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $98K annually) in Texas.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $64K for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Licensed Clinical Social Workers with credentials; these people typically earn around $57K per year. It pays to have a B.A. in Psychology at Lutheran Social Services — these employees make the most at about $63K annually.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Planning; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $80K. One of the more prevalent skills at Lutheran Social Services is Operations Management, with slightly less than a third considering it a key competency. Program Management, Counseling, and Case Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Lutheran Social Services helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 37 percent report receiving the former, whereas more than half of workers report receiving the latter. Perks cover health insurance for the greater part of workers and dental coverage for more than half of workers. Some other advantages of working at Lutheran Social Services are life insurance, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats

75 %
25 %
$25,000 - $46,870
$29,797 - $107,442
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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