The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts is $19.01.
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$252 - $9,219
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Job Description for Administrative Assistant
Administrative assistants are employed in a very wide range of fields and provides various types administrative assistance to employees. Depending on the workload, they may be trusted with carrying out tasks for one or many individuals within a department, and cross-department work is sometimes necessary. The tasks they perform vary greatly depending on who they assist; when working for individuals, tasks may be personal in nature, such as running errands and fulfilling tasks as they are assigne…Read more
Administrative Assistant Tasks
- Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
- Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
- Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
- Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Dana Farber Cancer Institute where the average pay is $25.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), earning around $22.75 and $20.56, respectively. Children's Hospital, Boston pays the lowest at around $18.16. Northeastern University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.89 and $18.96, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Office Administration, Microsoft Office, Scheduling and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry.
Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant
An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.13 based on 53 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.08 based on 352 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.31 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.64 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (17.0% less), Houston, Texas (14.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.4% less).
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