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Social Worker Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

Los Angeles Social Workers can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Compensation ranges between $31K and $69K per year. Job satisfaction for Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. is high. 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 in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Social Worker in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$33,935 - $68,426
(Median)
34K
42K
50K
68K
MEDIAN: $49,876
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Social Worker in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$13.76 - $33.57
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,935 - $68,426  
   
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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$30,563 - $69,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $33.57  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$30,563 - $69,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.
For many Social Workers in Los Angeles, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. make a median salary of $59K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $67K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.
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Experience Affects Social Worker in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Social Worker in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 25%
Child Advocacy
up arrow 17%
Case Management
up arrow 3%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Spanish Language
0%
National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 9%