Median pay for Human Resources Generalists in Boston, Mass. lies in the neighborhood of $59K annually. Most Human Resources Generalists in Boston survey respondents are women (73 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Boston Human Resources Generalists. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$46,394 - $71,565
(Median)
$46K
$59K
$72K
MEDIAN: $59,121
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$21.49 - $42.41
(Median)
$21
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,394 - $71,565  
   
Bonus
$0.14 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$46,594 - $72,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Hourly Rate
$21.49 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.14 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,594 - $72,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
621,176
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Human Resources Generalists in Boston report making only $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries


Experienced
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National Average
$60,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Training
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Performance Management
up arrow 8%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 8%

Benefits Administration
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ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$60,000

Employee Relations
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Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

ADP Payroll System
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Leave of Absence Administration
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Recruiting
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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