Executive Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $37,235 to $77,422 per year, typical earnings come to $57,093 annually. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Boston Executive Assistants. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$38,879 - $74,343
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MEDIAN: $56,555
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Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary (?
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$15.81 - $32.28
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,879 - $74,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,173  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,745  
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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$37,235 - $77,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $32.28  
   
Overtime
$22.87 - $51.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,745  
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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$37,235 - $77,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass., 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. At career start, salaries are typically $47K, which grows to $56K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $62K after one to two decades. Salaries grow more slowly as Boston Executive Assistants approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $64K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Boston Executive Assistants report having spent one to 10 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.
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Experience Affects Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Travel Administration
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 9%
Project Coordinating
up arrow 7%
Organizing
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 2%
Office Administration
up arrow 1%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$57,000
Office Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%