A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $55,035 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Community Health is associated with high pay for this job.

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$55K
$72K
MEDIAN: $55,034
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$27
MEDIAN: $27.00
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$39,090 - $74,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Hourly Rate
$27.02  
   
Overtime
$40.50  
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$39,090 - $74,190  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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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.

Key Stats for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

Community Health
up arrow 15%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 10%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 8%

Psychiatric
up arrow 7%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 2%


Group Therapy
0%

Clinical Education
0%

National Average
$55,000

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

Counseling
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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