Administrative Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of Boston Administrative Assistants report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this young group is around $38,384 annually. Compensation generally starts at $28,221 and does not exceed $53,818 per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and about half earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$30,423 - $54,015
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MEDIAN: $39,790
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Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$12.06 - $24.58
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,423 - $54,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,520  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,500  
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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$28,221 - $53,818  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,520  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,500  
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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$28,221 - $53,818  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital pays the most with a median salary of $50,813.
The lowest salaries can be found at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center—median pay is $37,075—and there is little variability in compensation, with paychecks starting at $33K and only reaching $44K. Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northeastern University are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($40,259 and $41,253, respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Administrative Assistants in Boston, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $36K to $40K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $44K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. tend to earn $50K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Organizational Development
up arrow 16%
Customer Relations
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
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Office Administration
up arrow 1%
Phone Support
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$38,000
Organizing
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
up arrow 4%
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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