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Social Worker Salary in Los Angeles

Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. Compensation ranges between $31K and $69K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Los Angeles Social Workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. There are more female Social Workers in Los Angeles who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,438 - $66,987
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,130
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50%
90%

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$13.76 - $33.57
(Median)
$14
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,438 - $66,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$30,544 - $68,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $33.57  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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).
)
$30,544 - $68,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker in Los Angeles, California

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


Los Angeles Social Workers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. For Social Workers in Los Angeles, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $67K.

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Experience Affects Social Worker in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 26%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 18%

Geriatrics
up arrow 6%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%