Attorney / Lawyer in San Jose, California Salary

Wages for San Jose Attorneys are generous, with average pay above six figures ($123K) per year. Women make up the vast majority of Attorneys in San Jose (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$70,203 - $473,436
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$120K
$470K
MEDIAN: $122,607
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MEDIAN: $49.13
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$70,203 - $473,436  
   
Bonus
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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$68,510 - $255,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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$49.13  
   
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$8,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$68,510 - $255,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

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


Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $79K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $114K. San Jose Attorneys claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $203K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $198K.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
▲73%

Late-Career
▲69%

National Average
$117,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲71%

Complex Litigation Case Management
▲58%

Negotiation
▲39%

Legal Research
▲6%

Research Analysis
▲5%


Litigation Case Management
▲2%

National Average
$117,000

Contract Negotiation
▼14%

Case Management
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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