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Social and Human Service Assistants in Massachusetts

Want to work in Massachusetts as a Social and Human Service Assistant? Read this first!

10.7% Jobs Projection
$30,660 Median Salary
2,080 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in Massachusetts are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Social and Human Service Assistants in Massachusetts is growing faster than average.

  • Social and Human Service Assistants in Massachusetts earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Social and Human Service Assistants Work in Massachusetts?

15,230 people worked as Social and Human Service Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 15,580 Social and Human Service Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 350 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social and Human Service Assistants in MA Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,980 Social and Human Service Assistants working in it, which means Massachusetts has more Social and Human Service Assistants than average.

Social and Human Service Assistants in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 10.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.4%.

Job Projections for Social and Human Service Assistants: Nation vs. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,080 annual job openings, and a total of 17,250 jobs for Massachusetts Social and Human Service Assistants in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 55,400 annual jobs and 453,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Social and Human Service Assistants Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Social and Human Service Assistants ranged from $25,100 to $55,610 with $30,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.07 to $26.74. The median hourly rate was $14.74.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.65 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.09.

The median salary in Massachusetts is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Social and Human Service Assistants Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts Metros for Social and Human Service Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Social and Human Service Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 11,130 $30,630
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 2,850 $33,220
Worcester, MA-CT 1,480 $30,690
Springfield, MA-CT 1,240 $30,430
New Bedford, MA 450 $29,180
Barnstable Town, MA 350 $37,410
Leominster-Gardner, MA 180 $31,170
Pittsfield, MA 150 $39,410

Top States for Social and Human Service Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Social and Human Service Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 50,600 $39,980
New York 37,340 $35,020
New Jersey 27,220 $34,960
Texas 19,970 $35,360
Pennsylvania 18,480 $33,900
Massachusetts 15,230 $30,660
Ohio 15,210 $32,340
Minnesota 15,000 $34,870
Illinois 13,080 $29,950
Wisconsin 10,450 $34,780
Michigan 10,240 $29,010
Florida 10,110 $31,630
Connecticut 8,300 $38,180
Washington 8,090 $37,960
Maryland 8,080 $33,100
Georgia 8,070 $27,530
North Carolina 7,930 $29,220
Arizona 7,560 $31,130
Virginia 7,250 $30,900
Oregon 6,630 $37,340

Below are the states where Social and Human Service Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $43,250
California $39,980
Alaska $38,260
Connecticut $38,180
Washington $37,960
Oregon $37,340
Hawaii $35,680
Nevada $35,550
North Dakota $35,440
Texas $35,360

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Occupation MA Employment Total
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