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Average Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salary

$58,518
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,521
Bonus
$2,948
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The average salary for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is $58,518.
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$43k
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$78k
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What Do Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

4 out of 5
(678)
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The top respondents for the job title Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) are from the companies DaVita Inc., Kaiser Permanente and Fresenius Medical Care North America. Reported salaries are highest at Dignity Health where the average pay is $83,662. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Self-Employed and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $77,419 and $75,016, respectively. DaVita Inc. pays the lowest at around $63,238. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,623 and $65,520, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)s?

Skills in Patient Counseling and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy, Case Management and Counseling.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)s?

An entry-level Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,780 based on 37 salaries. An early career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,324 based on 1,097 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,099 based on 1,204 salaries. An experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,165 based on 1,061 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,655.
Employees with Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.1% more) and New York, New York (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (12.2% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (8.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,234 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
25.9%
Mid Career
28.4%
Experienced
25.1%
Late Career
19.7%