Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay in Boston, Massachusetts

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The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts is $19.01.
MEDIAN $19.01
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
$252 - $9,219
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,460
$0 - $375
Total Pay
$30,913 - $58,736

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

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.
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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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