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BostonMay 2018

Methodology: Based on millions of anonymous salary reports shared on Glassdoor. The Local Pay Reports apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to estimate median annual base pay for full-time workers. May 2018 figures are current as of May 18, 2018. Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core based statistical areas” (CBSAs). All 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 seasonally adjusted. (*) denotes Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 56,139 3.5%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 122,926 -0.1%
Research Assistant $ 37,077 -0.1%
Teacher $ 59,396 3.6%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 73,112 2.2%
Design Engineer $ 89,911 4.4%
Electrical Engineer $ 86,228 2.1%
Field Engineer $ 75,670 2.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 82,799 3.7%
Quality Engineer $ 86,101 0.8%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,968 2.3%
Bank Teller $ 34,445 7.3%
Claims Adjuster $ 55,275 4.4%
Financial Advisor $ 65,312 6.7%
Financial Analyst $ 69,811 2.9%
Insurance Agent $ 43,024 -0.9%
Loan Officer $ 47,839 -2.1%
Tax Manager $ 112,075 5.9%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,152 4.1%
Bartender $ 41,330 0.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 33,987 2.2%
Restaurant Manager $ 61,064 2.0%
Server $ 41,455 2.0%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,195 3.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 41,585 3.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 56,304 3.1%
Medical Assistant $ 42,318 3.9%
Medical Technologist $ 64,221 2.5%
Pharmacist $ 121,267 2.9%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,688 3.7%
Physical Therapist $ 75,997 -0.4%
Registered Nurse $ 77,578 1.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 85,434 2.3%
Recruiter $ 59,667 1.9%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 47,470 2.1%
Delivery Driver $ 43,031 3.0%
Machine Operator $ 43,141 1.7%
Maintenance Technician $ 52,029 3.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 47,012 1.3%
Technician $ 49,128 0.9%
Truck Driver $ 60,850 6.7%
Warehouse Associate $ 49,216 4.0%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 112,415 3.8%
Paralegal $ 57,636 1.4%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,859 1.8%
Material Handler $ 44,854 4.8%
Process Engineer $ 84,814 1.5%
Production Manager $ 70,615 2.2%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 67,875 0.5%
Technical Editor $ 62,455 2.0%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 60,277 3.8%
Operations Manager $ 77,443 0.8%
Security Officer $ 42,897 5.0%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 49,755 1.5%
Business Analyst $ 75,617 1.2%
Business Development Manager $ 79,777 4.9%
Communications Manager $ 78,927 -1.6%
Consultant $ 92,576 1.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 63,666 2.8%
Customer Service Representative $ 45,532 2.8%
Marketing Manager $ 85,090 2.8%
Office Manager $ 59,143 2.6%
Product Manager $ 109,789 3.0%
Program Manager $ 88,766 1.1%
Project Manager $ 82,572 0.4%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 64,332 3.4%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,879 1.9%
Cashier $ 31,168 4.6%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,264 4.0%
Store Manager $ 59,169 2.2%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 78,043 3.0%
Sales Representative $ 57,649 3.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 69,933 1.4%
Data Scientist $ 109,318 0.9%
Java Developer $ 90,814 2.3%
Network Engineer $ 83,123 1.1%
Programmer Analyst $ 77,038 0.6%
Software Engineer $ 97,542 2.4%
Solutions Architect $ 113,826 5.6%
Systems Engineer $ 88,819 2.6%
Technical Support $ 58,007 3.1%
UX Designer $ 88,229 0.5%
Web Designer $ 65,262 1.6%
Web Developer $ 86,646 5.5%

Boston Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
Boston Median Pay $ 59,913 2.0%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%
Job Openings 164,148 25.4%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 59,549
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,793
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 60,951
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,590
Automotive $ 54,151
Banking & Financial Services $ 59,193
Beauty & Fitness $ 54,725
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 62,163
Business Services $ 56,750
Computer Software & Hardware $ 61,083
Construction $ 59,689
Consulting $ 60,426
Consumer Electronics $ 53,250
Consumer Services $ 52,859
Education & Schools $ 55,277
Energy & Utilities $ 65,415
Facilities $ 54,745
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,312
Government $ 59,347
Health Care & Hospitals $ 58,115
Information Technology $ 59,198
Insurance $ 59,097
Internet & Tech $ 59,729
Manufacturing $ 60,488
Marketing & Advertising $ 56,743
Media & Publishing $ 57,352
Nonprofit $ 54,487
Private Security $ 54,708
Real Estate $ 57,538
Recruiting & Staffing $ 55,924
Restaurants & Bars $ 53,951
Retail $ 54,687
Supermarkets $ 56,114
Telecommunications $ 57,842
Transportation & Logistics $ 58,493
Travel & Tourism $ 55,212
Wholesale $ 58,057

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 54,266
51-200 $ 56,515
201-500 $ 57,653
501-1000 $ 58,487
1001-5000 $ 60,016
5000+ $ 60,643