Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Social Workers currently employed in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area is 180.
  • Social Workers in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $47,890 per year or $23.03 per hour.
  • The percentage of Massachusetts Social Workers who work in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Social Workers who work in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #6 in Massachusetts for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in Massachusetts for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #269 in the nation for salary and #18 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #338 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Massachusetts

Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,890 or $23.03 per hour which is 12% less than the Massachusetts average salary of $54,980.

AverageMassachusetts Nonmetropolitan AreaMassachusetts% Difference
Hourly Wage$23.03$26.43-12.86%
Annual Salary$47,890$54,980-12.90%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $47,890 or $23.03 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $54,880.

AverageMassachusetts Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$23.03$26.39-12.73%
Annual Salary$47,890$54,880-12.74%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Social Workers in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $44,053 which compares to the Massachusetts average annual salary of $54,980. per year.

Cost-of-living in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area is 9% higher than the Massachusetts average, which means Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Massachusetts average.

  • Massachusetts average salary is $54,980.
  • Massachusetts cost-of-living adjusted salary is $51,173.
  • Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $47,890.
  • Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $44,053.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area$47,890108.71%$44,053
Massachusetts$54,980107.44%$51,173
U.S.$54,880$54,880
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Social Workers earn between $38,040 and $51,420 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Social Workers earn more than $77,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Social Workers earn under $31,440, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $31,440
15%2 – 4 years27$31,440 – $38,040
25%5 – 9 years45$38,040 – $39,710
25%10 – 14 years45$39,710 – $51,420
15%15 – 20 years27$39,710 – $77,670
10%20+ years18Above $77,670
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $47,890, Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($98,770), School Psychologists ($83,850), Health Care Social Workers ($79,860), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($57,690).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$98,770
School Psychologists$83,850
Health Care Social Workers$79,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$57,690
Social Workers$47,890
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers

The number of Social Workers currently employed in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area is 180.

Social Workers earn an average of $47,890 per year or $23.03 per hour in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area Social Workers earn an average of $44,053 per year or $21 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($98,770), School Psychologists($83,850), Health Care Social Workers($79,860).


Additional Salary Reports for Social Workers in Massachusetts cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Social Workers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data