Administrative Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Those pursuing careers as Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,505 - $55,843
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,119
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$12.89 - $25.07
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,505 - $55,843  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$29,123 - $55,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $25.07  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $37.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$29,123 - $55,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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Although salaries only range from $36K to just $58K, Massachusetts General Hospital still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $50K.

Pay for Administrative Assistants in Boston 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. Administrative Assistants in Boston who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. 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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Customer Relations
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$39,000

Organizing
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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 119 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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