Average Public Defender Salary in Los Angeles, California

$70,900
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
25%
$60k
MEDIAN
$71k
75%
$126k

The average salary for a Public Defender is $70,900

Base Salary
$60k - $126k
Total Pay
$60k - $126k
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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

Male
75.0%
Female
25.0%
This data is based on 4 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

100%

Dental

60%

Vision

60%