The average salary for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is $56,898.
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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.…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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 Kaiser Permanente and The Veterans Administration (United States), earning around $75,000 and $71,638, respectively. Fresenius Medical Care North America pays the lowest at around $61,560. DaVita Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,238 and $64,623, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Skills in Case Management, Patient Counseling and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy and Counseling.
Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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 $46,762 based on 49 salaries. An early career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,814 based on 1,247 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,277 based on 1,323 salaries. An experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,195 based on 1,324 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,776.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (20.1% more) and New York, New York (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (7.9% less), Boston, Massachusetts (6.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.3% less).
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