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Social Worker Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

A relatively inexperienced group of workers, about three-fifths of Social Workers in Boston, Mass. report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this group is around $46K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair portion have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. In this field, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Boston Social Workers are female. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$31,027 - $64,976
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,859
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Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$14.59 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,027 - $64,976  
   
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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$30,910 - $63,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $29.80  
   
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$22K$44K$66K
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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$30,910 - $63,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Experience Affects Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 22%
Geriatrics
up arrow 16%
Psychiatric
up arrow 10%
Case Management
0%
National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 21%