Average Social Worker with Counseling Skills Salary in Los Angeles, California

$54,605
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The average salary for a Social Worker with Counseling skills in Los Angeles, California is $54,605.
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$43k
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MEDIAN $54,605
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$43k - $82k
Total Pay
$34k - $79k

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Job Description for Social Worker

Social Worker Tasks
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Social Worker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Medical Social Worker
Social Services Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Child Advocacy and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language, Group Therapy and Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,685 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,970 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,077 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (27.2% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (23.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 50 survey responses.
Early Career
62.0%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
14.0%