On average, Attorneys in San Jose, Calif. earn six-figure salaries ($120K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Work is enjoyable for Attorneys in San Jose, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The vast majority (81 percent) of San Jose Attorneys who took the survey are female. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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$120K
$360K
MEDIAN: $120,498
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MEDIAN: $49.13
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$66,500 - $365,000  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $39,732  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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$63,799 - $250,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Hourly Rate
$49.13  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $39,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$63,799 - $250,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 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 less than five years' experience take home around $79K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $114K. Attorneys in San Jose, Calif. see a median salary of $198K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
041
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 71%

Late-Career
up arrow 71%

National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 74%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 60%

Negotiation
up arrow 41%

Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Client Interaction
up arrow 5%

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$116,000

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Case Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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