Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is $50,252 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Training, Spanish Language, Bereavement Counseling, Clinical Education, and Clinical Supervision.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Total Pay (?
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$37,120 - $70,473
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MEDIAN: $50,251
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Total Pay (?
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$19.94 - $49.97
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,120 - $70,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $4,562  
Commission
$688 - $8,881  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,198 - $76,292  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,900
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.94 - $49.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
   
Commission
$688 - $8,881  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $4,562  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,198 - $76,292  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,900
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Job Description for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
A licensed clinical social worker normally answers to a head of social work or clinical services but may work independently. Duties include but are not limited to maintaining a caseload and providing appropriate client documentation; assessing and treating clients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems; facilitating education, support groups, and referrals; gathering relevant information pertaining to case issues; writing psychosocial evaluations and treatment plans; assuring compliance with agency and governmental practice, ethical, and confidentiality standards; and providing advocacy and resource brokerage services for clients and families. The licensed clinical social worker may supervise case aides, social work interns, and clerical staff.
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Tasks
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues.
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals.
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals.
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems.
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient.
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$52,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

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Gender
Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%
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