Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Median pay for Social Workers in Boston, Mass. is around $47K per year. The vast majority (82 percent) of Social Workers in Boston who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Boston Social Workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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.


Boston Social Workers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $53K. Social Workers in Boston, Mass. bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Boston Social Workers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $68K.

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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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