Attorney / Lawyer in San Jose Salary

Attorneys in San Jose, Calif. receive generous compensation — earning an average of $108K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Work is enjoyable for Attorneys in San Jose, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of San Jose Attorneys are female. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$57,006 - $242,395
$57K
$110K
$240K
MEDIAN: $108,190
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$35.00 - $52.40
$49
MEDIAN: $49.13
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Salary
$57,006 - $242,395  
   
Bonus
$5,087  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$61,349 - $226,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$49.13  
   
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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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$61,349 - $226,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 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

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $203,000 based on 10 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $198,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
▲87%

Late-Career
▲83%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$108,000

Entry-Level
▼27%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲85%

Complex Litigation Case Management
▲71%

Negotiation
▲51%

Legal Research
▲15%

Research Analysis
▲14%


Litigation Case Management
▲10%

National Average
$108,000

Contract Negotiation
▼6%

Case Management
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 22%
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