Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Human Resources Generalists can expect to earn an average of $58K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Human Resources Generalists in Boston, Mass. (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Generalists in Boston. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,966 - $76,283
(Median)
$44K
$58K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,288
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90%

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$12.16 - $36.49
(Median)
$12
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,966 - $76,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $4,350  
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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$41,657 - $80,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $36.49  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $4,350  
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).
)
$41,657 - $80,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Boston, Massachusetts

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $55K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $61K on average. Human Resources Generalists in Boston claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Human Resources Generalist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%


National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

Performance Management
up arrow 23%

Training
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Employee Relations
up arrow 8%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 4%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 4%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 5%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%