Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California Salary

Administrative Assistants in San Diego, Calif. pull down an average of $15.88 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,500 - $55,131
$28K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,342
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$11.97 - $22.18
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MEDIAN: $15.88
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,500 - $55,131  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $5,872  
Total Pay (?
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$25,160 - $49,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $22.18  
   
Overtime
$19.81 - $33.20  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$306.39 - $5,872  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,160 - $49,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 260

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 90 salaries. An Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 27 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working in San Diego?

Administrative Assistant in San Diego:
"Southern California Beach Commute."
Pros: Diversity, people & places. Food, Culture, & Family. Coastal living. Weather always sunny.
Cons: Traffic, traffic, traffic. The cost of living is very expensive!

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲29%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$35,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries




Microsoft Office
▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

Organizing
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%



▼3%


▼4%


▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%