Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Average Human Resources Generalists in Boston, Mass. make around $57K per year. The vast majority of Boston Human Resources Generalists (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,728 - $77,574
(Median)
$44K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $57,382
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$12.16 - $36.49
(Median)
$12
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,728 - $77,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,714  
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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$43,088 - $82,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$32.05 - $41.61  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,714  
   
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).
)
$43,088 - $82,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. Human Resources Generalists in Boston with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $58K on average.

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


Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000


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

Performance Management
up arrow 24%

Training
up arrow 15%

Hiring
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Employee Relations
up arrow 7%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
0%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
0%

National Average
$57,000

Recruiting
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 6%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%
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