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All Occupations Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for all occupations in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of all occupations among Massachusetts cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by BLS in May 2012 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of All Occupations in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$105,030
75th Percentile Wage
$69,720
50th Percentile Wage
$43,420
25th Percentile Wage
$27,580
10th Percentile Wage
$19,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for all occupations in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$50.50
75th Percentile Wage
$33.52
50th Percentile Wage
$20.88
25th Percentile Wage
$13.26
10th Percentile Wage
$9.60

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for all occupations in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.50. The median hourly salary is $20.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.60.

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of All Occupations in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of all occupations in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of all occupations in state of Massachusetts ranges from $31,550 to $47,900. The highest paying area for all occupations in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $47,900. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $47,280). The lowest paying area is Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$47,900
Framingham
$47,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$45,510
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$42,840
Worcester
$39,480
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$38,960
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$38,930
Peabody
$37,980
Springfield
$37,710
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$37,620
Barnstable Town
$36,250
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$35,910
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$35,080
Pittsfield
$34,770
New Bedford
$33,440
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$31,550