Boston’s 2017 Salary Survey

Find out who makes what, from Tom Brady to acrobats to tech titans. How does your paycheck compare?
salary survey

Photographs by David Yellen (Healey, Baker), AP (Brady, Thomas), Olga Khvan (Walsh)

How We Did It: This information comes from the following sources: 1) Self-reported data from a Boston magazine online survey. 2) The most recently available total compensation* of executives at public companies, as reported on SEC filings. 3) The most recently available total compensation of executives at nonprofits, as reported on the IRS form 990. 4) The most recently available total pay of state and city employees, as reported in public databases. 5) Other reported salary information.

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Business & Tech

$32,973,947
Jeff Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric

$110,000
Senior Financial Analyst
Bank of America

niraj shah salary

$83,200
Niraj Shah
CEO, co-chairman, and cofounder, Wayfair

$157,000
Senior Manager
New Balance

$1,338,110
Stephen Kaufer
President and CEO, TripAdvisor

$90,000
Tax Supervisor (CPA)
John Hancock

$220,000
Region Sales Manager
Johnson & Johnson

$20,377,815
Thomas Kennedy
Chairman and CEO, Raytheon

$88,000
Real Estate Lending Manager
Wells Fargo

$2,486,939
Brian Halligan
Cofounder and CEO, HubSpot

sheila lirio marcelo salary

$4,110,107
Sheila Lirio Marcelo
Founder, chairwoman, and CEO, Care.com

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Service

$5,420,904
Nigel Travis
Chairman and CEO, Dunkin’ Brands

$32,000
Baker
Tatte Bakery

$70,000
Executive Chef
Compass Group

$39,000
Wedding Coordinator
Botanical garden

$90,000
Server
Barbara Lynch Gruppo

$70,000
Aesthetician and Massage Therapist
Spa

$753,198
Jim Koch
Chairman and founder, Boston Beer Company

$90,000
Conductor
Commuter Rail

$190,000
Owner/Director
Funeral home

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Nonprofit

$73,000
Leadership Gifts Officer
Performing-arts organization

$358,701
Catherine D’Amato
President and CEO, Greater Boston Food Bank

carter luke salary

$608,724
Carter Luke
CEO, MSPCA-Angell

$223,817
Wendy Foster
President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

$60,000
Executive Director
Education foundation

$605,127
Paul Grogan
President and CEO, the Boston Foundation

$442,902
Jim Canales
President and trustee, Barr Foundation

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Health, Medicine & Biotech

$180,000
Staff Physician
Boston Medical Center

$40,303
Administrative Assistant
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

kate walsh salary

$1,409,928
Kate Walsh
President and CEO, Boston Medical Center

$64,000
Registered Nurse
Winchester Hospital

$130,000
Nurse Practitioner
Massachusetts General Hospital

$16,874,386
George Scangos
Former CEO, Biogen

$120,000
Pharmacist
Biogen

$5,689,264
Jonathan Bush
Chairman, president, and CEO, AthenaHealth

$1,688,456
Sandra Fenwick
President and CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital

$28,099,826
Jeffrey Leiden
Chairman, president, and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Arts & Culture

$80,000
Gallery Director and Curator
University museum

$507,152
Mikko Nissinen
Artistic director, Boston Ballet

$187,000
Architect
Payette Associates

$140,000
Editor in Chief
B2B publisher

$453,290
Jill Medvedow
Director, Institute of Contemporary Art

$42,000
Graphic Designer
The Warren Group

$443,715
Malcolm Lowe
Concert master, Boston Symphony Orchestra

$346,651
John Ferrillo
Principal oboe, Boston Symphony Orchestra

$75,000
Senior Interior Designer
SGA

$36,000
Assistant Buyer
Distinctive Apparel

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Education

$90,000
Program Coordinator
Harvard University

$106,000
High School Mathematics Teacher
Dover-Sherborn Public Schools

$56,000
High School English Teacher
Westwood Public Schools

$10,032
Part-Time Cafeteria Attendant
Curley K–8 School

tommy chang salary

$145,773
Tommy Chang
Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

$77,000
High School Teacher
The Cambridge School of Weston

$296,000
Associate Professor
Boston College

$834,320
Lee Pelton
President, Emerson College

$1,192,914
Joseph Aoun
President, Northeastern University

robert brown salary

$1,508,454
Robert Brown
President, Boston University

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Sports & Recreation

$28,764,705
Tom Brady
Quarterback, New England Patriots

$1,425,000
LeGarrette Blount
Running back, New England Patriots

$100,000
Yoga Teacher
Freelance

$1,063,678
Derek Kellogg
Head men’s basketball coach, UMass Amherst

$2,333,628
Steve Addazio
Head football coach, Boston College

david price salary

$30,000,000
David Price
Starting pitcher, Boston Red Sox

$6,912,869
Isaiah Thomas
Point guard, Boston Celtics

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Law

$82,000
Court Officer
Massachusetts Trial Court

$126,000
Staff Attorney
Office of the U.S. Trustee

$181,239
Ralph Gants
Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court

$130,582
Maura Healey
Attorney general of Massachusetts

$38,069
Paralegal
City of Boston Law Department

$202,058
Trooper
Massachusetts State Police

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Public Service

$64,800
Preservation Planner
City of Brookline

linda dorcena forry salary

$82,233
Linda Dorcena Forry
State senator

$60,000
Letter Carrier
United States Postal Service

$151,800
Charlie Baker
Governor of Massachusetts

$181,731
Marty Walsh
Mayor of Boston

$44,466
Maintenance Worker/Custodian
Boston Centers for Youth & Families

$90,865
Michelle Wu
Boston City Council president

 

*Total compensation for executives at public companies includes salary, bonus, stock awards, option awards, and all other compensation listed in the filings. Total compensation for executives at nonprofits includes base compensation, bonus, deferred compensation, nontaxable benefits, and all other compensation listed on the forms. Photographs by Blissdom/FLICKR (Marcelo), Exchanges Photos (Aoun), David Dermer/AP Images (Price), Courtesy Photos (Chang, Luke, Shah)


Yiqing Shao Yiqing Shao, Digital Editor at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+yshao@gmail.com