Executive Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

The majority of Boston Executive Assistants — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $81K per year, and the median is $59K annually. Total cash compensation to Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Work is enjoyable for Executive Assistants in Boston, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,781 - $77,627
(Median)
$42K
$59K
$78K
MEDIAN: $58,920
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90%

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$16.66 - $33.79
(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
$41,781 - $77,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,643  
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $11,000  
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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$40,656 - $80,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $33.79  
   
Overtime
$24.03 - $53.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,643  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $11,000  
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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$40,656 - $80,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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 many Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. On average, Executive Assistants in Boston make $64K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of 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 11%




Administration
up arrow 3%

Travel Planning
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
0%

Office Management
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$59,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
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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