An Entry-Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) earns an average salary of $48,598 per year. A skill in Spanish Language is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,566 - $65,266
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$38K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,597
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$19.67 - $39.78
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,566 - $65,266  
   
Bonus
$766 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$983  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$38,362 - $69,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.67 - $39.78  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$766 - $7,830  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$38,362 - $69,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,068

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Indiana:
"Hold on to your pants Things Change in seconds."
To work in the field you need to have flexibility, be well rounded with your knowledge to assist with all clients. Supervision is important and have good self care.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Tulsa:
"Accepting you are now a professional."
Stay curious with your client. Treat them as a person and not a productivity hour.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Lumberton:
"Know your value. Know your strengths."
Never allow others to take you for granted. Being an LCSW therapist is a very important, necessary job. Always hold your head up and be sure to take care of yourself because if you cannot take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Austin:
"Become a presenter and learn how to run a business."
Become a presenter of education and information. Take some basic small business courses, even if you don't plan to run your own business. Be an advocate for Social Work and it's importance and monetary worth. Advocate for fair wage compensation and full benefits. Understand how vital your role is and that not only will you make a positive difference in people's lives but, you will save lives. It's critical that you continue to educate yourself throughout the years and stay current on mental health treatment.

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Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 11%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 6%

Clinical Education
up arrow 6%

Psychiatric
up arrow 6%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 6%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 6%

Geriatrics
up arrow 6%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 5%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 2%

Community Health
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Psychiatry
up arrow 1%

Group Therapy
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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