Social Worker in Los Angeles Salary

Los Angeles Social Workers can expect to earn an average of $50K annually. Compensation ranges between $31K and $68K per year. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Social Workers in Los Angeles making up 71 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,848 - $66,985
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $50,154
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50%
90%

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$13.82 - $32.77
(Median)
$14
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,848 - $66,985  
   
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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$31,005 - $67,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $32.77  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.18  
Local 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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$31,005 - $67,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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


For Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif., level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. On average, Social Workers in Los Angeles make $59K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $67K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Hospice
up arrow 16%

Psychiatric
up arrow 14%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

Child Advocacy
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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