Social Worker in Los Angeles Salary

The average Los Angeles Social Worker earns approximately $50K per year. Pay ranges from $31K on the low end to $68K per year on the high end. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Social Workers in Los Angeles. Most Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. survey respondents are women (71 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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


Social Workers in Los Angeles with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Los Angeles Social Workers make a median salary of $59K. Social Workers in Los Angeles, Calif. who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $67K.

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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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