Executive Assistants in Boston tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $63K per year, but may range from $43K to $83K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,630 - $80,416
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MEDIAN: $62,545
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$18.06 - $36.36
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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Salary
$44,630 - $80,416  
   
Bonus
$1,513 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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$42,670 - $83,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.06 - $36.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24  
Overtime
$15.72 - $55.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,513 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$42,670 - $83,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
621,176
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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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. Boston Executive Assistants bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Executive Assistants in Boston who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $69K.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries









Microsoft Office
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Administration
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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