When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $79K annually) can be spotted in York, Pa.; Seattle, Wash. (around $75K), Madison, Wisc. (approximately $61K), and Fort Wayne, Ind. ($42K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Pennsylvania, where the average salary is $79K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $44K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $56K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Lutheran Social Services folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $50K annually.
Executive Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $92K per year; Directors of Non-Profit Development also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $75K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Clinical Social Workers earn $49K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is a Post Graduate Certificate, Negotiation & Arbitration; Lutheran Social Services awards $75K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $128K annually. Clinical Supervision is a popular skill among Lutheran Social Services workers, with around one in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Counseling, Program Management, and Accounts Receivable.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Lutheran Social Services can sometimes lack paid time off; one in four respondents get paid vacation days, and 45 percent receive paid sick leave. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of respondents and dental coverage for a majority of survey participants. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.