BostonJanuary 2020

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). January 2020 figures are current as of January 20, 2020.

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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

January 2020 YoY
Boston Open Jobs 139,696 -5.1%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,612,853 -3.1%
Boston Median Pay $ 63,160 3.3%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,430 2.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 2,500 -14.6%
Marketing & Advertising 1,589 -0.7%
Accounting & Legal 1,134 -10.3%
Private Security 404 -34.5%
Other Business Services 251 -11.9%
Subtotal 5,878 -12.2%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 925 13.0%
Real Estate 902 7.9%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 828 -8.4%
Facilities 767 -15.8%
Subtotal 3,422 -1.4%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Travel & Tourism 1,503 -19.3%
Beauty & Fitness 1,404 -8.4%
Automotive 1,350 2.7%
Telecommunications 1,004 10.3%
Arts & Entertainment 714 14.6%
Media & Publishing 540 -18.6%
Other Consumer Services 344 44.4%
Subtotal 6,859 -4.0%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 3,538 -9.5%
Insurance 2,313 -29.7%
Subtotal 5,852 -18.7%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 7,656 7.2%
Subtotal 7,656 7.2%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 26,891 8.3%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 7,118 -2.7%
Subtotal 34,009 5.8%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 4,813 -9.6%
Aerospace & Defense 2,265 -4.3%
Energy & Utilities 843 -15.3%
Other Production 85 -20.6%
Subtotal 8,006 -9.0%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 6,144 -10.6%
Nonprofit 3,670 -5.4%
Government 1,083 1.2%
Subtotal 10,897 -7.8%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 7,482 -40.3%
Supermarkets 1,487 28.8%
Consumer Electronics 173 -3.9%
Subtotal 9,142 -34.0%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Computer Software & Hardware 6,683 -25.9%
Information Technology 4,293 -15.7%
Internet & Tech 1,872 15.6%
Subtotal 12,848 -18.3%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 2,632 -19.7%
Wholesale 414 -28.8%
Subtotal 3,046 -21.1%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 17,633 18.4%
51-200 14,513 2.8%
201-500 12,506 7.4%
501-1000 8,970 -4.8%
1001-5000 25,221 -9.5%
5000+ 51,053 -12.4%
Other 9,801 -11.5%
Total 139,696 -5.1%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 58,896 2.5%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 124,859 3.8%
Research Assistant $ 38,513 3.7%
Teacher $ 62,515 4.7%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 78,045 3.2%
Design Engineer $ 94,606 4.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 89,595 2.2%
Field Engineer $ 77,210 1.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 85,480 1.7%
Quality Engineer $ 86,765 0.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 66,511 3.4%
Bank Teller $ 35,822 0.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 57,769 3.5%
Financial Advisor $ 65,962 5.4%
Financial Analyst $ 71,300 2.7%
Insurance Agent $ 47,785 4.2%
Loan Officer $ 63,549 14.9%
Tax Manager $ 108,087 2.3%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,881 4.6%
Bartender $ 45,262 -0.2%
Restaurant Cook $ 36,047 3.3%
Restaurant Manager $ 59,386 3.8%
Server $ 43,938 3.5%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,766 3.8%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,405 5.0%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 58,965 1.7%
Medical Assistant $ 42,255 3.7%
Medical Technologist $ 67,090 3.2%
Pharmacist $ 122,477 3.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,059 4.8%
Physical Therapist $ 80,626 1.6%
Registered Nurse $ 79,342 3.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 91,868 3.0%
Recruiter $ 62,217 5.6%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 51,806 3.5%
Delivery Driver $ 47,639 2.1%
Machine Operator $ 47,650 5.2%
Maintenance Technician $ 56,247 4.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 46,445 3.2%
Technician $ 54,276 5.0%
Truck Driver $ 62,861 2.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 48,637 2.5%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 113,591 2.3%
Paralegal $ 62,037 4.1%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 83,418 2.7%
Material Handler $ 45,104 3.5%
Process Engineer $ 87,776 2.4%
Production Manager $ 75,553 3.3%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 70,594 5.7%
Technical Editor $ 60,860 3.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 64,613 2.8%
Operations Manager $ 81,682 3.0%
Security Officer $ 45,698 6.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 53,645 4.6%
Business Analyst $ 78,191 2.9%
Business Development Manager $ 84,112 5.0%
Communications Manager $ 86,201 2.7%
Consultant $ 95,627 2.4%
Customer Service Manager $ 63,212 2.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 47,656 4.9%
Marketing Manager $ 85,917 1.6%
Office Manager $ 62,045 3.3%
Product Manager $ 114,005 2.0%
Program Manager $ 89,439 1.3%
Project Manager $ 85,798 1.8%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 72,059 4.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 63,576 3.3%
Cashier $ 32,261 3.6%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,172 4.9%
Store Manager $ 61,139 3.9%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 81,394 4.1%
Sales Representative $ 62,093 7.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 74,795 3.9%
Data Scientist $ 115,763 2.3%
IT Manager $ 109,523 4.2%
Java Developer $ 98,327 1.6%
Programmer Analyst $ 79,078 3.7%
Software Engineer $ 102,174 3.7%
Solutions Architect $ 119,314 1.5%
Systems Engineer $ 90,428 1.5%
Technical Support $ 59,379 2.7%
UX Designer $ 93,000 5.8%
Web Designer $ 69,756 2.6%
Web Developer $ 86,514 4.4%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 63,006
Aerospace & Defense $ 65,300
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 62,825
Arts & Entertainment $ 55,390
Automotive $ 56,162
Banking & Financial Services $ 61,914
Beauty & Fitness $ 56,950
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 65,796
Business Services $ 59,237
Computer Software & Hardware $ 64,128
Construction $ 61,216
Consulting $ 62,680
Consumer Electronics $ 54,317
Consumer Services $ 55,978
Education & Schools $ 57,366
Energy & Utilities $ 67,570
Facilities $ 56,684
Farming & Agriculture $ 61,442
Government $ 61,664
Health Care & Hospitals $ 60,639
Information Technology $ 60,608
Insurance $ 61,568
Internet & Tech $ 63,018
Manufacturing $ 63,003
Marketing & Advertising $ 58,437
Media & Publishing $ 59,319
Nonprofit $ 56,611
Private Security $ 57,180
Real Estate $ 58,879
Recruiting & Staffing $ 58,502
Restaurants & Bars $ 56,196
Retail $ 56,785
Supermarkets $ 57,545
Telecommunications $ 60,536
Transportation & Logistics $ 60,489
Travel & Tourism $ 57,434
Wholesale $ 60,097

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 56,941
51-200 $ 59,321
201-500 $ 60,401
501-1000 $ 61,274
1001-5000 $ 62,641
5000+ $ 63,604