How Much do Secretaries Make in Massachusetts?

Do secretaries in Massachusetts make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Massachusetts secretaries?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, secretaries in Massachusetts earn an average of $47,870 a year, equivalent to $23.01 an hour.

This is 22% more than secretaries nationwide, but it is 27% less than the typical Massachusetts worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Massachusetts Secretarie Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $31.05 $64,580
75th $27.53 $57,270
50th $22.72 $47,260
25th $18.30 $38,060
10th $15.50 $32,240
Massachusetts Secretaries Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Barnstable Town $22.36 $46,520
Boston $23.27 $48,410
Gardner $21.09 $43,880
New Bedford $20.69 $43,030
Pittsfield $20.32 $42,260
Springfield $21.75 $45,230
Worcester $22.00 $45,760
Massachusetts Secretarie Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $23.01 $47,870
2018 $22.57 $46,940
2017 $22.00 $45,760
2016 $21.70 $45,130
2015 $20.95 $43,570
2014 $20.53 $42,700
2013 $20.07 $41,750
2012 $19.61 $40,780
2011 $19.18 $39,890