Administrative Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,469 - $55,949
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,107
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$12.79 - $25.05
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,469 - $55,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,805  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,090 - $55,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $25.05  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $37.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,805  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,090 - $55,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Although Massachusetts General Hospital offers the highest salaries (median pay is $50K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $36K to $58K.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $37K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $50K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Boston Administrative Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Administrative Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries



Organizational Development
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Customer Relations
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Microsoft Excel
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$39,000

Organizing
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Microsoft Word
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Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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