Social Work Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

There are 4 social work schools in Boston for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Boston, and the future trends. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work
  • PhD degree in Social Work


Statistics

Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Social Work Employment

Boston 6,430
Massachusetts 14,010

Exactly 6,430 of Massachusetts' 14,010 social workers work in Boston. The number of social workers in Boston has shrunk by 21% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for social workers in Boston has decreased, overall employment in Boston has increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Social Work employment growth

18,600 21,060 21,960 24,520 14,010
8,180 9,950 10,390 11,800 6,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Social Work VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$48,773 $48,545 $50,733 $48,878 $50,480
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

As the number of social workers in Boston has shrunk, salaries for social workers have increased. In 2010 social workers in Boston reportedly earned an average salary of $50,480 per year. The average salary for social workers in Boston was $48,773 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of social workers in Boston is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Boston

10th percentile
$26,648
25th percentile
$36,638
50th percentile
$50,085
75th percentile
$62,928
90th percentile
$74,180

Boston social workers earn a median yearly salary of $50,085. The 10% of social workers in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,648 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $74,180 per year.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Boston

Human Services
$45,776
Human Resources
$46,860
Social Work
$50,480
Public Health
$74,210
Public Administration
$119,270

On average social worker salaries in Boston are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work schools in Boston

4

Many of Boston's social workers are graduates of one of the 4 accredited social work schools in the city.

Social Work Programs Offered In Boston

associate
0
bachelor
4
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total8

There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in social work offered by Boston's social work schools.

Student Completed Social Work Degrees In Boston

associate
0
bachelor
108
master
326
doctor
5
Certificate
0
Total439

Approximately 439 students completed social work courses in 2010.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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