Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Pay for Boston Human Resources Generalists sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Most have medical and dental plans, and a majority have vision insurance. Most Human Resources Generalists in Boston, Mass. like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Human Resources Generalists in Boston are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,728 - $77,574
(Median)
$44K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $57,382
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$12.08 - $36.75
(Median)
$12
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,728 - $77,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,748  
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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$43,028 - $82,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $36.75  
   
Overtime
$32.05 - $41.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,748  
   
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).
)
$43,028 - $82,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Human Resources Generalists in Boston with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $58K.

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


Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000


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

Performance Management
up arrow 23%

Training
up arrow 14%

Hiring
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Employee Relations
up arrow 6%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
0%

National Average
$57,000

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 6%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
39%
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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