The average Administrative Assistant in Boston, Mass. earns approximately $41K per year. The specific employer and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Administrative Assistants in Boston far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although nearly one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,266 - $58,564
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MEDIAN: $40,900
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$14.22 - $24.28
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Salary
$30,266 - $58,564  
   
Bonus
$96.35 - $7,973  
Profit Sharing
$3,988  
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$30,228 - $56,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $24.28  
   
Overtime
$20.48 - $37.15  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$96.35 - $7,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,988  
Total Pay (?
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$30,228 - $56,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. Massachusetts General Hospital offers the best pay with a median salary of $50K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $36K and maxing out at just $58K.

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 $32K and quickly nearing the top at only $50K.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $39K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $41K. On average, Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. make $45K following one to two decades on the job. As Administrative Assistants in Boston reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $51K.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries



Powerpoint
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Microsoft Office
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Scheduling
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Typing
0%

Organizational Development
0%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Relations
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Microsoft Word
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Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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