Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Pay for Boston Social Workers sits in the ballpark of $48K annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a little less than half earn vision coverage. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$33,822 - $69,627
$34K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,253
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50%
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$12.37 - $32.56
$22
MEDIAN: $21.50
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Salary
$33,822 - $69,627  
   
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$32,770 - $70,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$21.50  
   
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$32,770 - $70,291  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $51K. Social Workers in Boston claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $70K.

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$48,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Long Term Care
▲10%

Geriatrics
▲7%

Group Therapy
▲7%

Psychiatric
▲6%

Counseling
▲5%

Child Advocacy
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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