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BostonOctober 2017

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. October 2017 figures are current as of October 19, 2017. 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 $ 54,966 1.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 122,400 1.9%
Research Assistant $ 37,174 1.7%
Teacher $ 57,739 2.9%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 69,675 1.4%
Design Engineer $ 88,874 1.5%
Electrical Engineer $ 84,217 0.9%
Field Engineer $ 74,180 2.3%
Mechanical Engineer $ 80,669 2.2%
Quality Engineer $ 85,094 -0.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,610 1.9%
Bank Teller $ 32,354 4.5%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,048 2.6%
Financial Advisor $ 63,229 4.0%
Financial Analyst $ 67,619 1.5%
Insurance Agent $ 45,699 5.4%
Loan Officer $ 47,969 0.5%
Tax Manager $ 106,823 1.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,056 5.4%
Bartender $ 43,168 1.3%
Restaurant Cook $ 33,098 4.9%
Restaurant Manager $ 62,633 2.3%
Server $ 40,370 1.7%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 34,266 2.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 41,176 1.9%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 54,888 3.6%
Medical Assistant $ 40,326 1.0%
Medical Technologist $ 63,260 2.9%
Pharmacist $ 119,558 0.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 31,739 2.6%
Physical Therapist $ 75,166 1.0%
Registered Nurse $ 77,387 2.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 84,490 0.9%
Recruiter $ 58,499 5.4%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 49,122 4.2%
Delivery Driver $ 42,455 3.3%
Machine Operator $ 42,483 0.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 52,781 -0.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 45,626 -0.5%
Technician $ 47,864 0.7%
Truck Driver $ 58,755 4.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 48,993 4.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 104,448 -0.0%
Paralegal $ 57,109 2.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 78,522 1.4%
Material Handler $ 45,133 2.8%
Process Engineer $ 84,685 1.6%
Production Manager $ 70,921 1.7%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 67,433 1.6%
Technical Editor $ 58,597 1.7%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 58,669 1.1%
Operations Manager $ 75,590 2.1%
Security Officer $ 41,378 2.9%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 48,433 1.0%
Business Analyst $ 75,011 2.5%
Business Development Manager $ 79,790 4.0%
Communications Manager $ 80,150 2.2%
Consultant $ 93,751 0.1%
Customer Service Manager $ 61,023 0.5%
Customer Service Representative $ 44,519 3.1%
Marketing Manager $ 80,999 -0.0%
Office Manager $ 56,671 0.9%
Product Manager $ 104,271 1.2%
Program Manager $ 85,710 0.9%
Project Manager $ 81,817 0.5%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 65,429 2.1%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 60,539 2.7%
Cashier $ 30,188 3.8%
Retail Key Holder $ 33,702 1.2%
Store Manager $ 57,973 4.1%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 75,228 0.9%
Sales Representative $ 54,674 4.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 68,558 1.5%
Data Scientist $ 110,158 1.0%
Java Developer $ 90,015 0.4%
Network Engineer $ 84,791 0.7%
Programmer Analyst $ 74,348 0.3%
Software Engineer $ 95,703 2.2%
Solutions Architect $ 109,909 2.2%
Systems Engineer $ 87,841 1.6%
Technical Support $ 56,376 2.2%
UX Designer $ 87,255 0.7%
Web Designer $ 65,132 3.7%
Web Developer $ 84,680 0.9%

Boston Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
Boston Median Pay $ 58,504 1.7%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%
Job Openings 136,291 11.4%
August 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 2,730,900 2.5%
Total Employment* 2,636,385 2.2%
Unemployment Rate* 3.5% 0.3%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 58,983
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,674
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 59,388
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,071
Automotive $ 53,854
Banking & Financial Services $ 57,981
Beauty & Fitness $ 51,906
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 60,815
Business Services $ 55,648
Computer Software & Hardware $ 60,039
Construction $ 58,703
Consulting $ 59,763
Consumer Electronics $ 51,741
Consumer Services $ 52,019
Education & Schools $ 53,917
Energy & Utilities $ 63,058
Facilities $ 53,747
Farming & Agriculture $ 58,004
Government $ 58,091
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,001
Information Technology $ 59,079
Insurance $ 58,664
Internet & Tech $ 58,815
Manufacturing $ 59,430
Marketing & Advertising $ 55,261
Media & Publishing $ 56,594
Nonprofit $ 54,949
Private Security $ 53,396
Real Estate $ 55,949
Recruiting & Staffing $ 55,897
Restaurants & Bars $ 53,832
Retail $ 53,523
Supermarkets $ 54,681
Telecommunications $ 57,023
Transportation & Logistics $ 56,473
Travel & Tourism $ 54,913
Wholesale $ 57,113

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 52,504
51-200 $ 54,704
201-500 $ 55,741
501-1000 $ 56,494
1001-5000 $ 58,205
5000+ $ 58,960