Average Social Worker with Counseling Skills Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$49,709
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The average salary for a Social Worker with Counseling skills in Boston, Massachusetts is $49,709.
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$38k - $69k
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$38k - $69k

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Job Description for Social Worker

Social Worker Tasks
  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Social Worker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Medical Social Worker
Social Services Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Group Therapy, Geriatrics and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Child Advocacy and Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

An entry-level Social Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,365 based on 5 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,935 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,025 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,949 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,698.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 18.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (16.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (20.0% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (16.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 51 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.8%
Early Career
45.1%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
11.8%