Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Generalists in Boston, Mass. lies in the neighborhood of $57K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Generalists in Boston making up 78 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,155 - $75,860
(Median)
$44K
$57K
$76K
MEDIAN: $57,442
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$20.49 - $35.83
(Median)
$20
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,155 - $75,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$44,101 - $80,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$20.49 - $35.83  
   
Overtime
$35.77  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$44,101 - $80,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $61K. Human Resources Generalists in Boston bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Boston Human Resources Generalists report making only $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Performance Management
up arrow 17%

Training
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 4%

Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 4%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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