Executive Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

With more than half of Executive Assistants in Boston reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, the field is heavily weighted towards experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $37,235 to $77,422 per year and averages out to $57,093 per year. Total cash earnings range from $38,879 on the low end to $74,343 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $8,173 and $11,745, respectively. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. For the most part, Executive Assistants in Boston enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale 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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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 Boston Executive Assistants, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $47K to $56K. Pay amounts to $62K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Boston Executive Assistants earning an average of $64K per year. Boston Executive Assistants with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

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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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%
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