Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Boston Social Workers take home approximately $47K annually on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Social Workers in Boston who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,641 - $69,970
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,122
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$14.29 - $33.46
(Median)
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,641 - $69,970  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
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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$31,930 - $69,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $33.46  
   
Overtime
$25.25  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
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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$31,930 - $69,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $53K. 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 Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 14%

Long Term Care
up arrow 14%

Counseling
up arrow 11%

Psychiatric
up arrow 9%

National Average
$47,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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