Social Worker Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Earnings for Boston Social Workers come in at around $48K annually on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more female Social Workers in Boston, Mass. who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,500 - $69,261
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,500
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50%
90%

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$14.59 - $34.77
(Median)
$15
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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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$31,930 - $69,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $34.77  
   
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.
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$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).
)
$31,930 - $69,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $53K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. For Boston Social Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $68K.

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Experience Affects Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Social Worker in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 15%

Counseling
up arrow 13%

Psychiatric
up arrow 7%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Case Management
up arrow 3%

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
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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