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Average Salary for Lutheran Social Services Employees

The median salary at Lutheran Social Services is $36K per year. Though your experience level and your job title do impact pay, where you live is the primary influence on employee salary at Lutheran Social Services. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Lutheran Social Services typically pays:
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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $84K annually) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Eau Claire, Wisc. ($45K), New York, N.Y. ($44K), and Worcester, Mass. (about $38K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is $76K per year.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $39K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $40K per year. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $50K annually.


Non-Profit Program Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $63K per year — though Social Work Supervisors also do fairly well at $48K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Clinical Social Workers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $57K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist is rewarded with median pay of about $34K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Lutheran Social Services pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $39K.


When it comes to skills, Strategic Planning seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $75K per year. Program Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Counseling, Training, and Clinical Supervision are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 44 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Lutheran Social Services offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all respondents can count on health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Lutheran Social Services employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Lutheran Social Services


73 %
27 %
$20,608 - $47,917
$27,978 - $108,090
Less than 1 year
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
$27,978 - $49,132
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