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BostonJanuary 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. January 2018 figures are current as of January 23, 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 $ 55,295 2.0%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 121,712 -1.3%
Research Assistant $ 36,690 0.0%
Teacher $ 57,981 2.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 70,355 0.1%
Design Engineer $ 90,091 3.1%
Electrical Engineer $ 84,503 2.0%
Field Engineer $ 75,130 2.8%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,145 1.8%
Quality Engineer $ 85,140 0.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,450 0.8%
Bank Teller $ 32,398 3.8%
Claims Adjuster $ 52,521 1.9%
Financial Advisor $ 61,969 2.2%
Financial Analyst $ 68,296 2.1%
Insurance Agent $ 43,775 -0.2%
Loan Officer $ 47,194 -3.0%
Tax Manager $ 108,839 0.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,137 3.2%
Bartender $ 41,121 -1.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 33,962 6.2%
Restaurant Manager $ 60,945 -0.3%
Server $ 40,595 2.6%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 34,513 2.2%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 41,264 3.3%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 54,671 2.3%
Medical Assistant $ 40,856 2.4%
Medical Technologist $ 64,057 4.9%
Pharmacist $ 120,008 1.9%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,104 2.7%
Physical Therapist $ 74,581 0.2%
Registered Nurse $ 77,185 2.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 84,790 2.5%
Recruiter $ 57,635 1.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 47,660 1.8%
Delivery Driver $ 43,591 4.8%
Machine Operator $ 42,558 -1.2%
Maintenance Technician $ 53,246 2.6%
Maintenance Worker $ 44,585 -0.4%
Technician $ 48,088 1.4%
Truck Driver $ 58,919 3.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 48,263 3.4%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 106,620 1.7%
Paralegal $ 57,555 4.1%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,278 2.2%
Material Handler $ 45,450 2.5%
Process Engineer $ 84,428 2.1%
Production Manager $ 71,469 2.3%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 68,390 3.1%
Technical Editor $ 59,161 1.7%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 59,454 1.3%
Operations Manager $ 75,272 0.8%
Security Officer $ 41,182 2.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 49,052 1.2%
Business Analyst $ 75,304 2.5%
Business Development Manager $ 77,687 0.4%
Communications Manager $ 78,897 1.0%
Consultant $ 93,547 0.4%
Customer Service Manager $ 61,147 0.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 44,259 2.7%
Marketing Manager $ 82,483 1.4%
Office Manager $ 56,570 0.5%
Product Manager $ 105,552 1.7%
Program Manager $ 85,715 0.1%
Project Manager $ 82,759 1.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 63,212 1.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 59,586 2.6%
Cashier $ 30,047 3.3%
Retail Key Holder $ 33,465 1.0%
Store Manager $ 57,371 1.3%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 74,462 0.6%
Sales Representative $ 54,499 3.8%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 70,156 2.3%
Data Scientist $ 107,075 0.4%
Java Developer $ 90,708 0.2%
Network Engineer $ 85,939 3.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 76,136 -0.1%
Software Engineer $ 97,099 2.3%
Solutions Architect $ 109,790 -0.1%
Systems Engineer $ 89,292 3.0%
Technical Support $ 56,973 4.4%
UX Designer $ 85,169 0.2%
Web Designer $ 65,038 3.1%
Web Developer $ 83,535 3.6%

Boston Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
Boston Median Pay $ 58,774 1.7%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%
Job Openings 146,363 22.6%
November 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 2,683,488 1.1%
Total Employment* 2,602,919 0.6%
Unemployment Rate* 3.0% 0.4%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 59,549
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,621
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 58,971
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,166
Automotive $ 53,816
Banking & Financial Services $ 58,177
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,724
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 61,223
Business Services $ 55,398
Computer Software & Hardware $ 60,267
Construction $ 58,727
Consulting $ 59,811
Consumer Electronics $ 52,071
Consumer Services $ 52,127
Education & Schools $ 54,133
Energy & Utilities $ 63,293
Facilities $ 53,847
Farming & Agriculture $ 58,106
Government $ 58,277
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,192
Information Technology $ 59,121
Insurance $ 58,939
Internet & Tech $ 59,132
Manufacturing $ 59,460
Marketing & Advertising $ 55,519
Media & Publishing $ 56,927
Nonprofit $ 55,431
Private Security $ 53,608
Real Estate $ 56,242
Recruiting & Staffing $ 56,030
Restaurants & Bars $ 53,922
Retail $ 53,964
Supermarkets $ 54,904
Telecommunications $ 57,004
Transportation & Logistics $ 56,935
Travel & Tourism $ 55,082
Wholesale $ 57,312

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 52,818
51-200 $ 55,066
201-500 $ 56,067
501-1000 $ 56,960
1001-5000 $ 58,226
5000+ $ 59,219