Executive Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Executive Assistants in Boston with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than three-fifths of Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass.. Salaries average out to around $59K annually and spread from $40K to $80K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $11K, respectively — total cash payment to Boston Executive Assistants can bottom out near $40K or peak near $80K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,433 - $76,846
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$77K
MEDIAN: $58,593
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90%

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$16.58 - $33.92
(Median)
$17
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,433 - $76,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,902  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $11,037  
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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$40,436 - $80,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.58 - $33.92  
   
Overtime
$24.03 - $54.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $11,037  
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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$40,436 - $80,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. Executive Assistants in Boston bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Boston Executive Assistants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Travel Administration
up arrow 9%



Travel Planning
up arrow 3%

Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

Office Administration
0%

Office Management
0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$59,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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