The average salary for an Early-Career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Los Angeles, California is $64,732.
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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 Skills for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Skills in Case Management, Counseling, Patient Counseling and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy.
Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
A mid-career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,298 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,071 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,988.
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