Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$17.01
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,177
Bonus
$800
Commission
$800
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The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California is $17.01.
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$12.70
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$17.01
90%
$22.42
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $22
Bonus
$352 - $3,096
Profit Sharing
$0 - $800
Commission
$0 - $800
Total Pay
$27,087 - $50,865

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Job Description for Administrative Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Family Health Centers of San Diego and Plaza Home Mortgage. Reported salaries are highest at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where the average pay is $19.00. Plaza Home Mortgage pays the lowest at around $13.75.

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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant

Skills in Office Administration and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Data Entry and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.02 based on 37 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.16 based on 309 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.57 based on 164 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.44 based on 176 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (6.5% more) and New York, New York (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.1% less) and Houston, Texas (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 748 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.9%
Early Career
41.3%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
23.5%
Late Career
8.3%