Average Salary for Lutheran Social Services Employees

The average employee at Lutheran Social Services takes home $36K per year. At Lutheran Social Services, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your city — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and your role at the company each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Residents of Seattle, Wash. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $75K annually; other top-paying cities include Madison, Wisc. ($61K) and Fort Wayne, Ind. (approximately $42K). Lutheran Social Services workers in California earn the most — about $108K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Lutheran Social Services for between five and 10 years earn $59K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $66K per year. The largest fraction of Lutheran Social Services people (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $50K annually on average.


Bringing in the most money are Executive Directors — their earnings average $92K per year. Directors of Non-Profit Development are a close second at about $75K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Clinical Social Workers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $49K per year. The best paid folks at Lutheran Social Services have a Post Graduate Certificate, Negotiation & Arbitration, earning around $75K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $128K per year. Counseling is a popular skill in the Lutheran Social Services workforce; nearly one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Clinical Supervision, Strategic Planning, and Donor Relations were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Lutheran Social Services lets only 30 percent take paid vacation and only half of respondents take sick leave. At Lutheran Social Services, the larger part of respondents have health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Lutheran Social Services


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$29,107 - $86,472
$43,000 - $114,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$42,253 - $74,369
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Post Graduate Certificate, Negotiation & Arbitration
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