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Social Worker Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

For Social Workers in Boston, Mass., annual average wages total $49K per year. Female Social Workers in Boston far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,348 - $67,552
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,916
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$14.63 - $34.52
(Median)
$15
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,348 - $67,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,068 - $67,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $34.52  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,068 - $67,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $45K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $55K. Social Workers in Boston, Mass. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Social Workers in Boston who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $67K.

Experience Affects Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 16%

Psychiatric
up arrow 16%

Geriatrics
up arrow 10%

National Average
$48,000

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%