Money 2017: Who Makes What in Boston and Beyond

From Tom Brady to acrobats to titans of tech, this is what Boston earns. How does your paycheck stack up?


Real estate. The weather. Your kids’ chickenpox. All are acceptable cocktail-party conversation topics. But in this buttoned-up city, talking about money is still taboo. Yet you want to know if you’re keeping up with the Joneses…don’t you? In that spirit, we did the asking for you to create our shamelessly voyeuristic survey of what Bostonians earn and what it costs to live the good life now. Edited by Brittany Jasnoff


The 2017 Salary Survey

Here’s who makes what in Boston, from Tom Brady to tech titans.


Us. vs. Them

It’s no secret the Bay State is expensive. So how, exactly, do we stack up against the rest of the country?


Worth the Splurge?

These everyday indulgences are guaranteed to make life a little easier—that is, if you can afford them.


My Boston: Temi Ogunbodede

The research finance specialist shares how she makes it work with a $50,000 income.


The Hub’s Hottest Professions

Thinking about switching careers? These are the most in-demand jobs right now.


My Boston: Katrina Allen

The working mother of four shares how she makes it work with a $140,000 household income.


Money Management 101

Four experts on how to make your money work for you in 2017.


My Boston: Chris Murphy

The consulting actuary shares what his life is like on a $350,000 income.


Boston’s Billionaires Club

They’re rich. They’re powerful. And combined, they’re worth more than the GDP of a small country. These are our area’s highest-net-worth tycoons.


Lifestyles of the Rich and Overpaid

You don’t always get what you pay for.


My Boston: Ember Flynne

The independent circus performer shares how she makes it work with a $22,000 household income.