Boston Social Workers can expect to earn an average of $49K annually. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Most receive medical and dental insurance and around half get vision plans. Women make up the vast majority of Social Workers in Boston, Mass. (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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MEDIAN: $49,303
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$34,431 - $72,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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$34,431 - $72,482  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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


Social Workers in Boston, Mass. who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Social Workers in Boston in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $45K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Boston Social Workers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $73K.

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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 9%

Geriatrics
up arrow 8%

Group Therapy
up arrow 8%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Psychiatric
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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