Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Administrative Assistants in Boston, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $36K to $40K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $44K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. tend to earn $50K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.