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Administrative Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Pay for Administrative Assistants in Boston, Mass. is very modest at just $40K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Boston Administrative Assistants is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,824 - $55,570
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,266
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$12.63 - $24.87
(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
$30,824 - $55,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,395  
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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$29,074 - $55,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,395  
   
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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$29,074 - $55,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280

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Although the highest salaries can be found at Massachusetts General Hospital where median pay is $50K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $36K and $58K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — median pay is $38K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $32K 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.


Administrative Assistants in Boston do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Boston Administrative Assistants make a median salary of $44K. Administrative Assistants in Boston who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 10%


Customer Relations
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$39,000

Organizing
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Typing
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Phone Support
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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