Social worker salary in Boston, MA
How much does a Social Worker make in Boston, MA?
Average base salary
The average salary for a social worker is $67,868 per year in Boston, MA. 108 salaries reported, updated at May 24, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in Boston, MA
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Social Workers in Boston, MA
Highest paying cities for Social Workers near Boston, MA
Where can a Social Worker earn more?Compare salaries for Social Workers in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Social Workers
Certified School Psychologist(earn +69.79% more)
The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 165.06% since 2018. Social Workers with this certification earn +69.79% more than the average base salary, which is $67,868 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2012||3||increase by 3|
|2013||16||increase by 433.33%|
|2014||16||decrease by 0.00%|
|2015||27||increase by 68.75%|
|2016||39||increase by 44.44%|
|2017||23||decrease by 41.03%|
|2018||83||increase by 260.87%|
|2019||220||increase by 165.06%|
Top companies hiring Social Workers with the recommended certification
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Social Workers
- 401(k) matching
- 403(b) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Adoption assistance
- Continuing education credits
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Employee stock purchase plan
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Loan forgiveness
- Loan repayment program
- Mileage reimbursement
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Travel reimbursement
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 6,723 ratings
50% of Social Workers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
How much do similar professions get paid in Boston, MA?
Case Manager735 job openings
Average $24.84 per hour
Licensed Clinical Social Worker358 job openings
Average $49.68 per hour
Mental Health Technician892 job openings
Average $77,329 per year
Mental Health Therapist1,462 job openings
Average $91,362 per year
Common questions about salaries for a Social Worker
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What type of social worker gets paid the most?
The types of social workers that are paid the most include :
- Clinical Social Worker
- Healthcare Administrator
- Healthcare Social Worker
- School and Career Counselor
- Social Work Teacher
- Social and Community Service Manager
Do social workers make good money?
Social worker salaries vary between states. Some factors that determine how much a social worker makes include the level of experience, education, employer, location, speciality and work setting.
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