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Administrative Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

Pay for Administrative Assistants in Boston is very modest at just $40K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$30,737 - $54,665
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MEDIAN: $39,904
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Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$12.20 - $24.67
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,737 - $54,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,395  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,543  
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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$28,751 - $54,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $24.67  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $37.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,395  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,543  
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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$28,751 - $54,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Although Massachusetts General Hospital offers the highest salaries (median pay is $50K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $36K to $58K.
The lowest salaries can be found at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — median pay is $37K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $33K and only reaching $44K.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Boston Administrative Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $36K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $40K on average. Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $51K.
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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
up arrow 15%
Customer Relations
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Office Administration
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
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Typing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Organizing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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