Social Worker in Los Angeles Salary

Los Angeles Social Workers can expect wages of $50K per year on average. Most Social Workers in Los Angeles report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,228 - $63,875
$34K
$50K
$64K
MEDIAN: $49,699
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$14.45 - $31.39
$14
$25
$31
MEDIAN: $24.57
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,228 - $63,875  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$31,232 - $64,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $31.39  
   
Overtime
$33.88  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$31,232 - $64,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
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...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
4.8%

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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


Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $46K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $53K. For Los Angeles Social Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $67K.

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲11%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$50,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Hospice
▲16%

Geriatrics
▲11%

Psychiatric
▲7%

Spanish Language
▲6%

Long Term Care
▲5%

Counseling
▲2%


Group Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Child Advocacy
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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