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Executive Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

With a little over a half of Executive Assistants in Boston reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $38K to $79K per year and averages out to $57K annually. In the world of Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass., overall income ranges from $38K near the bottom to $79K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Boston Executive Assistants. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$39,722 - $75,627
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MEDIAN: $57,032
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$16.03 - $32.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,722 - $75,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,238  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,074  
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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$38,320 - $78,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 384
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.03 - $32.64  
   
Overtime
$24.03 - $52.94  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,238  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,074  
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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$38,320 - $78,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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 Boston Executive Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. make a median salary of $62K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $64K.

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 8%


Project Coordinating
up arrow 6%



Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Powerpoint
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$57,000

Office Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%