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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the United States

How much does a Licensed Clinical Social Worker earn in the United States? The average Licensed Clinical Social Worker salary in the United States is $68,693 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $63,311 and $74,239. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Provides clinical social work services to patients and their families. Counsels and provides crisis intervention for patients, including assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. Coaches patients on how to manage ongoing health conditions and provides therapy to help patients make positive behavior changes. Requires a master's degree of social work (MSW) . Typically reports to the head of a unit/department. Requires a state license to practice clinical social work. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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