Human Resources Generalists in Boston can expect to earn an average of $59K annually. Female Boston Human Resources Generalists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,326 - $74,737
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$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,215
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$22.21 - $42.71
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$43
MEDIAN: $25.07
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$47,326 - $74,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,939 - $77,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Hourly Rate
$22.21 - $42.71  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,939 - $77,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $58K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. Human Resources Generalists in Boston see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $58K.

Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000


Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Training
up arrow 13%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 7%

Performance Management
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
0%

National Average
$60,000


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 3%


Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 6%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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