The majority of Los Angeles Licensed Clinical Social Workers — over one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $54K to $111K per year, and the median is $72K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Women make up the vast majority of Licensed Clinical Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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$54,445 - $111,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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$54,445 - $111,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Los Angeles Licensed Clinical Social Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $66K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $66K. Licensed Clinical Social Workers in Los Angeles claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $86K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $88K.

Key Stats for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%


Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 3%

Clinical Supervision
0%

Community Health
0%

National Average
$76,000

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Geriatrics
up arrow 6%

Group Therapy
up arrow 7%

Psychiatric
up arrow 8%

Counseling
up arrow 10%

Clinical Education
up arrow 10%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 11%

Spanish Language
up arrow 12%

Milieu Therapy
up arrow 13%

Training
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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