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Social Worker Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Pay for Social Workers in Boston sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Boston Social Workers (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. For the most part, Social Workers in Boston, Mass. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,400 - $69,583
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,225
10%
50%
90%

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$14.63 - $34.52
(Median)
$15
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$34,400 - $69,583  
   
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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$31,880 - $69,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate 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$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.
)
$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).
)
$31,880 - $69,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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 less than five years' experience have a median salary of $44K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $54K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $68K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 11%

Geriatrics
up arrow 11%

Psychiatric
up arrow 4%

Child Advocacy
0%

National Average
$48,000

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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