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Average Salary for Lutheran Social Services Employees

Lutheran Social Services pays its employees $36K annually on average. At Lutheran Social Services, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and your city each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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 (?
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[-]Youth Counselor (2)
$22,417 - $38,010  
[-]Youth Counselor (2)
Total Pay$22,417 - $38,010  
[+]Executive Director (2)
$64,886 - $152,701  
[+]Executive Director (2)
Salary$64,439 - $148,758  
Total Pay$64,886 - $152,701  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (2)
$35,355 - $63,233  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (2)
Salary$36,353 - $62,930  
Total Pay$35,355 - $63,233  
[+]Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization (2)
$46,632 - $90,360  
[+]Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization (2)
Salary$45,181 - $86,667  
Total Pay$46,632 - $90,360  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Executive Directors, Non-Profit Program Managers, Assistant Directors of Nursing, and Social Work Supervisors; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $107K, the other salaries come in at $72K, $59K, and $48K, respectively.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $33K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $46K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $48K per year.


Residents of Worcester pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $50K annually; other top-paying cities include New York (about $44K) and Chicago (around $41K). Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — approximately $98K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $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 $57K annually. Lutheran Social Services provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Psychology — these employees rake in approximately $63K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Strategic Planning in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $80K. Operations Management is regularly seen around here; approximately one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Counseling, Program Management, and Case Management.

Benefits and Perks

The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Benefits include paid time off, but Lutheran Social Services hands out more vacation days than sick days; a majority of workers report receiving the former, but only two-fifths of workers report receiving the latter. A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats

77 %
23 %
$25,000 - $46,870
$27,978 - $108,615
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 11 votes.

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