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Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

For Boston Human Resources Generalists, yearly average wages total $58K annually. The vast majority of Human Resources Generalists in Boston (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Generalists in Boston, Mass. is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,118 - $76,127
(Median)
$44K
$58K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,074
10%
50%
90%

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$12.26 - $36.25
(Median)
$12
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$44,118 - $76,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
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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$42,834 - $79,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $36.25  
   
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
   
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).
)
$42,834 - $79,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $61K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $55K. Boston Human Resources Generalists bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $70K.

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

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$58,000


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

Performance Management
up arrow 23%

Training
up arrow 13%

Hiring
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Employee Relations
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 4%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 5%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%
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