Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Executive Assistants in Boston, Mass. are often veterans in their line of work, with a little over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $60K annually on average but can range from $42K to $82K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $11K, respectively — total cash payment to Boston Executive Assistants can bottom out near $42K or peak near $82K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Executive Assistants in Boston is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,260 - $78,786
(Median)
$43K
$60K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,748
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$17.54 - $35.32
(Median)
$18
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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 (?
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: 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Executive Assistants in Boston bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings 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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