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BostonAugust 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. August 2018 figures are current as of August 20, 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 $ 56,533 2.3%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 119,266 -1.0%
Research Assistant $ 36,500 0.7%
Teacher $ 58,721 2.0%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 73,060 2.0%
Design Engineer $ 91,256 3.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 85,790 0.6%
Field Engineer $ 74,100 -0.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 82,481 1.7%
Quality Engineer $ 86,436 1.5%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 63,112 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 34,552 7.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 55,189 2.2%
Financial Advisor $ 63,598 5.2%
Financial Analyst $ 69,630 2.4%
Insurance Agent $ 42,289 -5.4%
Loan Officer $ 49,351 2.7%
Tax Manager $ 97,744 0.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,525 4.0%
Bartender $ 44,086 5.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 34,394 3.6%
Restaurant Manager $ 56,440 -0.4%
Server $ 41,951 3.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,013 3.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 41,933 3.8%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 55,960 2.1%
Medical Assistant $ 40,508 2.9%
Medical Technologist $ 63,932 1.2%
Pharmacist $ 117,981 1.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 34,139 5.0%
Physical Therapist $ 75,226 -2.2%
Registered Nurse $ 76,619 1.2%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 88,318 3.9%
Recruiter $ 58,685 -0.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 49,564 -0.0%
Delivery Driver $ 43,264 1.5%
Machine Operator $ 42,835 0.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 51,020 0.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 47,177 6.7%
Technician $ 49,095 1.0%
Truck Driver $ 60,588 3.5%
Warehouse Associate $ 45,491 -3.1%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 109,716 3.4%
Paralegal $ 57,586 0.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 79,411 0.7%
Material Handler $ 44,850 4.5%
Process Engineer $ 85,489 1.7%
Production Manager $ 71,089 2.2%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 65,032 -1.9%
Technical Editor $ 60,213 1.7%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 61,428 2.8%
Operations Manager $ 78,524 -0.3%
Security Officer $ 41,561 2.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 51,135 1.7%
Business Analyst $ 75,813 1.5%
Business Development Manager $ 81,019 2.7%
Communications Manager $ 81,365 -1.2%
Consultant $ 91,206 0.8%
Customer Service Manager $ 63,578 3.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 45,192 2.0%
Marketing Manager $ 83,298 0.7%
Office Manager $ 58,522 2.1%
Product Manager $ 108,183 2.4%
Program Manager $ 84,943 -0.9%
Project Manager $ 80,005 -2.6%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 67,504 5.3%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 61,365 1.8%
Cashier $ 30,825 4.3%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,929 3.0%
Store Manager $ 58,735 1.7%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 76,377 1.3%
Sales Representative $ 57,297 0.7%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 69,592 0.8%
Data Scientist $ 109,903 0.5%
Java Developer $ 92,427 2.5%
Network Engineer $ 78,615 -7.5%
Programmer Analyst $ 76,872 3.5%
Software Engineer $ 97,360 1.9%
Solutions Architect $ 111,572 1.7%
Systems Engineer $ 87,268 0.7%
Technical Support $ 57,178 2.2%
UX Designer $ 89,088 1.4%
Web Designer $ 68,815 0.8%
Web Developer $ 83,382 2.7%

Boston Quick Facts

August 2018 YoY
Boston Median Pay $ 59,712 1.7%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,461 2.4%
Job Openings 206,840 59.5%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 59,927
Aerospace & Defense $ 61,814
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 59,582
Arts & Entertainment $ 52,018
Automotive $ 53,782
Banking & Financial Services $ 58,647
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,508
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 62,039
Business Services $ 55,955
Computer Software & Hardware $ 60,418
Construction $ 58,289
Consulting $ 60,090
Consumer Electronics $ 53,123
Consumer Services $ 52,951
Education & Schools $ 54,239
Energy & Utilities $ 63,370
Facilities $ 55,155
Farming & Agriculture $ 57,272
Government $ 58,594
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,189
Information Technology $ 58,397
Insurance $ 58,081
Internet & Tech $ 60,380
Manufacturing $ 59,516
Marketing & Advertising $ 55,526
Media & Publishing $ 56,270
Nonprofit $ 54,077
Private Security $ 53,062
Real Estate $ 56,361
Recruiting & Staffing $ 55,337
Restaurants & Bars $ 53,040
Retail $ 53,598
Supermarkets $ 54,659
Telecommunications $ 57,069
Transportation & Logistics $ 57,222
Travel & Tourism $ 54,307
Wholesale $ 56,915

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 53,591
51-200 $ 55,816
201-500 $ 56,999
501-1000 $ 57,667
1001-5000 $ 59,242
5000+ $ 59,953