Social Worker Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Social Workers take home an average $49K per year. Female Social Workers in Boston far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Social Workers in Boston, Mass. claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$33,500 - $69,261
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,597
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50%
90%

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$14.63 - $34.52
(Median)
$15
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,500 - $69,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
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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$31,968 - $69,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 - $750  
   
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).
)
$31,968 - $69,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $42K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $53K. On average, Social Workers in Boston, Mass. make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 13%

Counseling
up arrow 10%

Psychiatric
up arrow 5%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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