For Administrative Assistants in Boston, annual average wages total $41K per year. The specific employer and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $41,304
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Salary
$30,322 - $59,084  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$3,988  
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$30,390 - $56,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $24.03  
   
Overtime
$20.52 - $37.03  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$97.87 - $7,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,988  
Total Pay (?
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$30,390 - $56,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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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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Administrative Assistants in Boston fill the offices of leading firms Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Boston Administrative Assistants in search of the best pay head to Massachusetts General Hospital, where the median salary rolls in at $50K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $58K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $36K.

Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. will find the worst pay at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where the median salary crawls in at $37K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $50K, leaving little room for growth.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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


Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $39K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Boston Administrative Assistants make a median salary of $45K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $50K.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries





Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Typing
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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