The average salary for a Mid-Career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in San Diego, California is $62,763.
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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 Counseling and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
An early career Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,094 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,611 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,000.
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Employees with Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (16.5% less), Boston, Massachusetts (13.1% less) and Denver, Colorado (9.7% less).
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