BostonDecember 2019

Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). December 2019 figures are current as of December 20, 2019.

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Quick Facts
Open Jobs by Industry
 Open Jobs by Employer Size
– Pay by Job Title
– Pay by Industry
– Pay by Employer Size

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Boston Quick Facts

December 2019 YoY
Boston Open Jobs 141,931 0.9%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,641,516 -1.8%
Boston Median Pay $ 63,267 2.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,614 2.3%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 2,672 -5.1%
Marketing & Advertising 1,645 -3.4%
Accounting & Legal 1,128 -11.2%
Private Security 440 -33.3%
Other Business Services 241 -20.5%
Subtotal 6,126 -9.3%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 952 20.5%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 881 -2.7%
Real Estate 881 -1.0%
Facilities 716 -6.0%
Subtotal 3,430 2.5%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Travel & Tourism 1,522 -8.3%
Beauty & Fitness 1,440 3.5%
Automotive 1,367 12.0%
Arts & Entertainment 742 13.2%
Telecommunications 677 -22.5%
Media & Publishing 577 -15.8%
Other Consumer Services 334 43.4%
Subtotal 6,660 -0.9%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 3,740 -3.6%
Insurance 2,408 -31.6%
Subtotal 6,148 -16.9%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 7,849 6.5%
Subtotal 7,849 6.5%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 27,326 12.1%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 6,541 -4.6%
Subtotal 33,868 8.4%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 4,855 -7.7%
Aerospace & Defense 2,376 1.7%
Energy & Utilities 846 -15.2%
Other Production 114 36.6%
Subtotal 8,191 -5.6%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 6,324 -6.9%
Nonprofit 3,890 3.7%
Government 1,086 -3.7%
Subtotal 11,300 -3.2%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 7,963 -10.9%
Supermarkets 1,508 18.2%
Consumer Electronics 150 28.8%
Subtotal 9,620 -6.9%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Computer Software & Hardware 6,679 -11.0%
Information Technology 4,337 -13.4%
Internet & Tech 2,450 7.1%
Subtotal 13,465 -9.0%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 3,117 -14.5%
Wholesale 418 -30.1%
Subtotal 3,534 -16.7%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 16,704 16.1%
51-200 14,630 8.5%
201-500 13,231 14.5%
501-1000 9,157 -4.5%
1001-5000 26,378 -8.1%
5000+ 52,238 -1.3%
Other 9,592 -3.8%
Total 5,641,516 -1.8%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 59,238 2.4%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 123,591 2.4%
Research Assistant $ 38,044 2.2%
Teacher $ 62,157 4.2%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 77,274 2.1%
Design Engineer $ 94,698 5.1%
Electrical Engineer $ 89,324 1.3%
Field Engineer $ 77,070 0.1%
Mechanical Engineer $ 85,229 1.2%
Quality Engineer $ 88,808 1.7%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 66,270 2.6%
Bank Teller $ 36,108 1.6%
Claims Adjuster $ 57,424 3.4%
Financial Advisor $ 66,824 7.7%
Financial Analyst $ 70,981 1.4%
Insurance Agent $ 47,518 3.7%
Loan Officer $ 58,871 12.7%
Tax Manager $ 106,553 1.3%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 28,930 3.4%
Bartender $ 44,584 -1.2%
Restaurant Cook $ 36,188 2.5%
Restaurant Manager $ 59,445 3.0%
Server $ 43,298 2.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,878 4.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,625 5.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 58,712 0.5%
Medical Assistant $ 42,235 3.3%
Medical Technologist $ 67,023 2.2%
Pharmacist $ 118,328 0.1%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,956 5.4%
Physical Therapist $ 80,061 -0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 79,040 2.4%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 91,242 1.7%
Recruiter $ 61,503 4.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 52,159 3.1%
Delivery Driver $ 47,111 2.2%
Machine Operator $ 48,095 6.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 56,195 4.4%
Maintenance Worker $ 46,094 2.3%
Technician $ 53,653 2.6%
Truck Driver $ 62,407 1.4%
Warehouse Associate $ 49,500 2.0%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 115,565 3.8%
Paralegal $ 61,178 2.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 84,101 3.1%
Material Handler $ 45,566 3.4%
Process Engineer $ 88,381 2.5%
Production Manager $ 75,986 2.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 69,787 4.2%
Technical Editor $ 62,161 2.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 64,117 1.7%
Operations Manager $ 82,230 2.5%
Security Officer $ 48,378 5.7%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 53,361 3.1%
Business Analyst $ 78,212 2.1%
Business Development Manager $ 82,339 2.7%
Communications Manager $ 86,331 0.7%
Consultant $ 96,697 1.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 63,197 1.2%
Customer Service Representative $ 47,706 4.2%
Marketing Manager $ 87,251 1.4%
Office Manager $ 61,559 2.8%
Product Manager $ 114,847 1.3%
Program Manager $ 88,752 -0.9%
Project Manager $ 85,976 1.3%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 72,094 5.3%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 63,872 3.7%
Cashier $ 32,132 3.1%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,790 5.3%
Store Manager $ 61,516 4.2%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 81,497 3.6%
Sales Representative $ 61,043 4.9%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 74,881 4.1%
Data Scientist $ 115,145 1.9%
IT Manager $ 108,762 3.3%
Java Developer $ 97,051 -1.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 79,307 3.0%
Software Engineer $ 101,660 3.1%
Solutions Architect $ 119,504 -0.3%
Systems Engineer $ 90,869 1.7%
Technical Support $ 58,848 1.5%
UX Designer $ 92,203 4.7%
Web Designer $ 69,231 2.2%
Web Developer $ 87,890 6.4%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 63,696
Aerospace & Defense $ 66,283
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 63,884
Arts & Entertainment $ 55,478
Automotive $ 57,230
Banking & Financial Services $ 62,519
Beauty & Fitness $ 57,350
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 66,301
Business Services $ 60,162
Computer Software & Hardware $ 64,886
Construction $ 62,158
Consulting $ 63,291
Consumer Electronics $ 55,964
Consumer Services $ 56,727
Education & Schools $ 57,961
Energy & Utilities $ 68,088
Facilities $ 56,779
Farming & Agriculture $ 62,229
Government $ 62,354
Health Care & Hospitals $ 61,309
Information Technology $ 61,503
Insurance $ 62,610
Internet & Tech $ 63,679
Manufacturing $ 63,840
Marketing & Advertising $ 59,286
Media & Publishing $ 59,941
Nonprofit $ 56,874
Private Security $ 57,406
Real Estate $ 60,362
Recruiting & Staffing $ 58,457
Restaurants & Bars $ 57,013
Retail $ 57,335
Supermarkets $ 58,622
Telecommunications $ 60,713
Transportation & Logistics $ 61,252
Travel & Tourism $ 57,919
Wholesale $ 61,109

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 57,484
51-200 $ 59,831
201-500 $ 60,996
501-1000 $ 61,871
1001-5000 $ 63,158
5000+ $ 64,318