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. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Administrative Assistants in Boston like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,238 - $56,002

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$13.26 - $25.02

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,238 - $56,002  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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$29,273 - $55,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 295
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $25.02  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $37.81  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$29,273 - $55,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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.

Pay for Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. is the lowest at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which has a median salary of $37K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $50K.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $36K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Boston Administrative Assistants make a median salary of $44K. Administrative Assistants in Boston who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $50K.

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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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Scheduling
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Customer Relations
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$39,000

Organizing
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Typing
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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 115 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
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: 21%
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