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Executive Assistant Salary in Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

With slightly more than half of Boston Executive Assistants reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $37K to $77K per year and averages out to $57K annually. Total cash compensation to Executive Assistants in Boston bottoms out near $37K and approaches $77K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. report high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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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  
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  
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.
Executive Assistants in Boston do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Boston Executive Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $64K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. The majority of Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.
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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%