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Administrative Assistant Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

Administrative Assistants in San Diego usually make around $15.51 per hour. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair portion and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of Administrative Assistants in San Diego, Calif. claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$27,403 - $51,442
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $38,557
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Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$10.66 - $21.00
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,403 - $51,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,111  
Profit Sharing
$497.21 - $1,730  
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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$24,015 - $48,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $21.00  
   
Overtime
$11.42 - $32.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,111  
   
Profit Sharing
$497.21 - $1,730  
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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$24,015 - $48,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 372
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Administrative Assistants in San Diego, Calif. make a median salary of $39K. Administrative Assistants in San Diego who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $40K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-tenth.
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California Salaries

Organizing
up arrow 4%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%
Customer Relations
0%
National Average
$35,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Office Administration
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Typing
up arrow 4%
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 26%