Boston’s 2017 Salary Survey

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

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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.


Business & Tech

Jeff Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric

Senior Financial Analyst
Bank of America

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Niraj Shah
CEO, co-chairman, and cofounder, Wayfair

Senior Manager
New Balance

Stephen Kaufer
President and CEO, TripAdvisor

Tax Supervisor (CPA)
John Hancock

Region Sales Manager
Johnson & Johnson

Thomas Kennedy
Chairman and CEO, Raytheon

Real Estate Lending Manager
Wells Fargo

Brian Halligan
Cofounder and CEO, HubSpot

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Sheila Lirio Marcelo
Founder, chairwoman, and CEO,



Nigel Travis
Chairman and CEO, Dunkin’ Brands

Tatte Bakery

Executive Chef
Compass Group

Wedding Coordinator
Botanical garden

Barbara Lynch Gruppo

Aesthetician and Massage Therapist

Jim Koch
Chairman and founder, Boston Beer Company

Commuter Rail

Funeral home



Leadership Gifts Officer
Performing-arts organization

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

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Carter Luke

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

Executive Director
Education foundation

Paul Grogan
President and CEO, the Boston Foundation

Jim Canales
President and trustee, Barr Foundation


Health, Medicine & Biotech

Staff Physician
Boston Medical Center

Administrative Assistant
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Kate Walsh
President and CEO, Boston Medical Center

Registered Nurse
Winchester Hospital

Nurse Practitioner
Massachusetts General Hospital

George Scangos
Former CEO, Biogen


Jonathan Bush
Chairman, president, and CEO, AthenaHealth

Sandra Fenwick
President and CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital

Jeffrey Leiden
Chairman, president, and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Arts & Culture

Gallery Director and Curator
University museum

Mikko Nissinen
Artistic director, Boston Ballet

Payette Associates

Editor in Chief
B2B publisher

Jill Medvedow
Director, Institute of Contemporary Art

Graphic Designer
The Warren Group

Malcolm Lowe
Concert master, Boston Symphony Orchestra

John Ferrillo
Principal oboe, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Senior Interior Designer

Assistant Buyer
Distinctive Apparel



Program Coordinator
Harvard University

High School Mathematics Teacher
Dover-Sherborn Public Schools

High School English Teacher
Westwood Public Schools

Part-Time Cafeteria Attendant
Curley K–8 School

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Tommy Chang
Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

High School Teacher
The Cambridge School of Weston

Associate Professor
Boston College

Lee Pelton
President, Emerson College

Joseph Aoun
President, Northeastern University

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Robert Brown
President, Boston University


Sports & Recreation

Tom Brady
Quarterback, New England Patriots

LeGarrette Blount
Running back, New England Patriots

Yoga Teacher

Derek Kellogg
Head men’s basketball coach, UMass Amherst

Steve Addazio
Head football coach, Boston College

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David Price
Starting pitcher, Boston Red Sox

Isaiah Thomas
Point guard, Boston Celtics



Court Officer
Massachusetts Trial Court

Staff Attorney
Office of the U.S. Trustee

Ralph Gants
Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court

Maura Healey
Attorney general of Massachusetts

City of Boston Law Department

Massachusetts State Police


Public Service

Preservation Planner
City of Brookline

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Linda Dorcena Forry
State senator

Letter Carrier
United States Postal Service

Charlie Baker
Governor of Massachusetts

Marty Walsh
Mayor of Boston

Maintenance Worker/Custodian
Boston Centers for Youth & Families

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)