Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Pay for Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. sits in the ballpark of $41K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Administrative Assistants in Boston who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Boston Administrative Assistants — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,527 - $57,853
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$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,175
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$14.69 - $23.66
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MEDIAN: $18.56
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Salary
$30,527 - $57,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,903  
Profit Sharing
$3,988  
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$30,672 - $54,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $23.66  
   
Overtime
$20.52 - $39.45  
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,903  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,988  
Total Pay (?
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$30,672 - $54,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are among the top companies that take on many Boston Administrative Assistants. Although the highest salaries can be found at Massachusetts General Hospital where median pay is $50K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $36K and $58K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $32K to just $50K — but Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $37K.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 236 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 66 salaries. An Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 37 salaries.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


▲9%

▲9%

▲2%


Office Administration
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%


National Average
$41,000

▼1%




▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 24%
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