Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. pull down an average of $50K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Social Workers in Los Angeles. Most Los Angeles Social Workers survey respondents are women (74 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,435 - $73,974
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,578
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50%
90%

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$14.14 - $31.07
(Median)
$14
$25
$31
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,435 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$31,316 - $66,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $31.07  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
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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$31,316 - $66,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Los Angeles Social Workers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. On average, Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $67K.

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Hospice
up arrow 16%

Geriatrics
up arrow 11%

Counseling
up arrow 7%

Spanish Language
up arrow 6%

Psychiatric
up arrow 6%

Long Term Care
up arrow 4%

Case Management
0%

Group Therapy
0%

National Average
$50,000

Child Advocacy
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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