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Administrative Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, just over a half of Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $40K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. Most Boston Administrative Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$30,423 - $54,015
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MEDIAN: $39,790
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Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$12.06 - $24.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,423 - $54,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,520  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,500  
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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$28,221 - $53,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,520  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,500  
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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$28,221 - $53,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $51K.
Employees at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center take home the smallest paychecks, and $37K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $33K and quickly nearing the top at only $44K. Employees at Brigham and Women's Hospital can also expect below-average earnings.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Administrative Assistants in Boston make a median salary of $44K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $50K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in ten.
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Organizational Development
up arrow 16%
Customer Relations
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
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Office Administration
up arrow 1%
Phone Support
up arrow 1%
Typing
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Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$38,000
Organizing
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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