Median pay for Social Workers in Boston is around $49K annually. Most have medical and dental plans, and nearly one-half have vision insurance. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,263 - $70,469
$34K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,988
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$16.25 - $36.05
$23
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$34,023 - $71,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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$34,023 - $71,138  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $45K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 8%

Geriatrics
up arrow 7%

Counseling
up arrow 5%

Group Therapy
up arrow 5%

Psychiatric
up arrow 4%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 1%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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