Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California Salary

Average Administrative Assistants in San Diego make around $16.28 per hour. For the most part, San Diego Administrative Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,389 - $55,448
$28K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,548
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50%
90%

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$12.41 - $22.30
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.37
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$0$55K
Salary $28,389 - $55,448
Bonus $405.47 - $5,034
Total Pay (?
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$26,073 - $50,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.41 - $22.30
Overtime $20.53 - $33.72
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $405.47 - $5,034
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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$26,073 - $50,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 280

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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!

Administrative Assistant in San Diego:
"Lots of things to do, places to go & beautiful weather."
Pros: In one day you can visit the sunny sandy beaches, play in the snowy mountains or take an ATV out into the desert. There are so many diverse people, history and cultures you come across and a number of different restaurants to try. The San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Wild Animal Park and Legoland are within an hour apart from each other.
Cons: Home prices. You pay so much for such a small piece of property that is within reason from your workplace. Affordable homes are so far away, that the commute from work to home does not make it worth it to own.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries



National Average
$36,000


Organizing
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Customer Relations
▼3%

▼3%



▼6%


▼7%

▼7%


▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 31%
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