Pay for San Diego Administrative Assistants sits in the ballpark of $15.96 per hour. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. For the most part, Administrative Assistants in San Diego, Calif. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,180 - $51,424
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MEDIAN: $39,899
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$12.05 - $22.08
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,180 - $51,424  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $5,034  
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$25,105 - $49,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $22.08  
   
Overtime
$19.38 - $33.13  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.10 - $5,034  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,105 - $49,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
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
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $36K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. Administrative Assistants in San Diego, Calif. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Scheduling
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Event Planning
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Accounts Payable
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Customer Relations
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Organizing
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Filing
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Office Administration
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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