Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Pay for Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. is very modest at just $40K per year. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Boston Administrative Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,467 - $55,835
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$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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With a median salary of $50K, Massachusetts General Hospital offers Boston Administrative Assistants the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $36K and are capped at $58K.

With a median salary of $37K, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides Administrative Assistants in Boston with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $50K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

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


For Administrative Assistants in Boston, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $37K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $42K on average. For Boston Administrative Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Administrative Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $51K on average.

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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
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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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