Average Early-Career Public Defender Salary in Los Angeles, California

$66,666
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
25%
$55k
MEDIAN
$67k
75%
$85k

The average salary for a Public Defender is $66,666

Base Salary
$55k - $85k
Total Pay
$55k - $85k
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What Do Public Defenders Do?

Public Defender Tasks
  • Represent clients in cases involving felony or misdemeanor charges, delinquent youth, mental health or disability issues, and abuse or neglect.
  • Conduct research using law libraries or computer databases and develop strategic plans.
  • Draft legal documents and advise clients on legal matters.
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Gender Breakdown

Female
50.0%
Male
50.0%
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Common Health Benefits

Medical

100%

Dental

100%

Vision

100%