What Boston-area jobs can offer you the most competitive salary? Career company Glassdoor looked at 20 salary reports shared by Boston-based employees over a 12-month period to find out which career paths can be the most lucrative for Bostonians. Both the tech sector and the business sectors are well-represented on the list, with four positions each. But the highest-paying job title in Boston might surprise you.
10. Senior Financial Analyst
The average annual base pay for Boston-area senior financial analysts is $77,151.Financial analysts manage financial reports and projects and translates the data into actionable requests and strategic financial recommendations.
9. QA Engineer
The average annual base pay for Boston-area QA engineers is $77,424.Quality assurance engineers monitor the quality of a company’s network, software, or app and troubleshoots any problems that might arise.
8. Marketing Manager
The average annual base pay for Boston-area marketing managers is $78,078.Marketing managers help companies develop and execute a marketing strategy, works closely with a company’s sales team, and works with clients to achieve goals.
7. Senior Business Analyst
The average annual base pay for Boston-based senior business analysts is $83,413.Business analysts perform complex research an analysis and deliver recommendations on how to address a company’s business strategy.
6. Sales Manager
The average annual base pay for Boston-area sales managers is $83,585.Sales managers are responsible for growing and managing a company’s sales team. Both the manager and the team are responsible for working with partners and vendors to grow business and increase the company’s customer base.
5. Software Engineer
The average annual base pay for Boston-area scientists is $88,866.Software engineers create, write, and debug software programs. They also perform various other software programming functions.
The average annual base pay for Boston-area scientists is $92,272.Scientists work in a variety of different laboratory settings depending on their individual specialty. They conduct complex experiments related to human disease, chemical compounds, cell cultures, and much more.
3. Applications Developer
The average annual base pay for Boston-area applications developers is $93,298.Applications developer are responsible for designing applications (or apps) for mobile devices, computers, smart phones, and other technologies.
2. IT Manager
The average annual base pay for Boston-area IT managers is $101,254.IT managers maintain and are responsible for a company’s electronic network, including telecommunications, payroll information, online security, and more.
1. Assistant Professor
The average annual base pay for Boston-area assistant professors is $107,211.Considering how many respected colleges and universities are in and around Boston, maybe it’s not that surprising that assistant professor is the city’s highest-paying job title. Assistant professors teach college courses, help professors with research projects, and act as student advisors.
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