$56,237
Avg. Salary
$30.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,479

Bonus

$1,464

Profit Sharing

$3,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is $30.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is $56,237 per year.

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MEDIAN $56,237
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$0$82K
Salary $41,226 - $77,232
Bonus $301 - $5,107
Profit Sharing $300 - $3,935
Commission $3,500
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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$42,114 - $82,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,668
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $21.86 - $48.29
Overtime $26.06 - $61.27
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $301 - $5,107
Commission $3,500
Profit Sharing $300 - $3,935
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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$42,114 - $82,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,426

Job Description for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is a mental health care professional who provides not only psychological counseling and therapy, but also assists in many of the practical aspects related to various mental conditions. For instance, an LCSW may help place patients in jobs, help individuals find living arrangements, and work to ensure that basic needs are being met. In so doing, the LCSW can remove obstacles that may inhibit the quality of life of someone with chronic mental health issues.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Pay By Employer

$0$110K

DaVita Inc.
24 profiles
$61,459

$70,000

$70,096

Self-Employed
12 profiles
$50,868

Dignity Health
10 profiles
$83,927

$53,679

$47,500

$53,271

$77,600

$83,589

Common Career Paths for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


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There are some Licensed Clinical Social Workers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Clinical Directors, where earnings are an average $72K annually. Many Licensed Clinical Social Workers choose to become Clinical Social Workers and Social Work Supervisors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $6K less and $9K less, respectively.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Licensed Clinical Social Workers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Spanish Language, Geriatrics, Training, and Health and Wellness are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice, Group Therapy, and Counseling. Most people who know Case Management also know Clinical Supervision and Psychiatric.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 951 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 875 salaries. An experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 989 salaries. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 556 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,441

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. With compensation 10 percent below the national average, New Haven is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Indianapolis and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)?

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Detroit:
Obtain field placement in the area you are interested in working after graduation.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Lumberton:
"Know your value. Know your strengths."
Never allow others to take you for granted. Being an LCSW therapist is a very important, necessary job. Always hold your head up and be sure to take care of yourself because if you cannot take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Freeport:
"Managing Social work between three clinics."
Pros: The ability to be adabtable and working with a lot of different people with the goal to help the client.
Cons: Never being in one place for two days, always carrying my work with me.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pendleton:
"Licensed Clinical Social Worker ~ Private Practice."
Pros: I make my own schedule, I work for myself. Work 4 days per week at a high hourly rate. I am paid by Insurance companies and employee assistance programs and do contract work. Freedom to make my own schedule and choose when to work and what hours to work.
Cons: Overhead ~ Pay monthly rent for my office. No benefits: no retirement or medical insurance. Pay high monthly fee and high deductible for medical Insurance. Pay for Liability Insurance. Responsible for high risk clients ~ if homicide or suicide, lawsuits come. Any Board complaint is investigated, sometimes taking one year to resolve.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oklahoma City:
"Emotionally taxing."
Be sure to practice good self-care. Be patient. Listen. Advocate for clients.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York:
Go for a job you like wheteby you ate being paid commensuraye with your experience.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Richmond:
"Love and hope."
Boundaries and comittment.

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Key Stats for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 776 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$58,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 776 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 21%