Average Salary for Lutheran Social Services Employees

The median income for Lutheran Social Services employees is $41K annually. At Lutheran Social Services, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $84K per year) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Wash. (approximately $75K), Eau Claire, Wisc. ($45K), and New York, N.Y. ($44K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in Florida take home the most — about $76K annually on average.


Directors of Non-Profit Development are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $75K per year; Non-Profit Program Managers and Social Work Supervisors also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $63K and about $48K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $43K annually on average. The largest fraction of Lutheran Social Services people (31 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $42K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Clinical Social Workers receive bigger paychecks ($50K annually) than those without credentials. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $34K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Lutheran Social Services pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $39K.


In this position, it pays to have Strategic Planning in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $75K annually. Folks here also tend to know Program Management; on the survey, approximately one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Clinical Supervision, Counseling, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-half of workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of respondents and dental coverage for a majority of employees. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Job Satisfaction

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$27,978 - $49,132

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