Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Boston Executive Assistants tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $42K to $82K per year, median earnings come to $60K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $11K, respectively — total cash payment to Executive Assistants in Boston can bottom out near $42K or peak near $82K depending on individual performance. Most Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,260 - $78,786
(Median)
$43K
$60K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,748
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50%
90%

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$17.54 - $35.32
(Median)
$18
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,260 - $78,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,918  
Profit Sharing
$1,357 - $10,963  
Total Pay (?
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$42,022 - $82,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 404
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.54 - $35.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24  
Overtime
$20.59 - $54.83  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,357 - $10,963  
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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$42,022 - $82,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

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


For Boston Executive Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $60K. Executive Assistants in Boston with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. 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 $67K.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries





Powerpoint
up arrow 4%

Travel Planning
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Office Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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