Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Boston Administrative Assistants ; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,467 - $55,835
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,301
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$13.68 - $25.17
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,467 - $55,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,008  
Profit Sharing
$3,210  
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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$29,757 - $55,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 325
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$19.22 - $37.39  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,210  
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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$29,757 - $55,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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Employees at Massachusetts General Hospital enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $50K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $36K and higher ones not far away at only $58K.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $37K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $32K to $50K.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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


For many Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $37K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $51K.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries



Organizational Development
up arrow 8%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Phone Support
up arrow 4%



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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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