Generous salaries abound for San Jose Attorneys , with average pay above six figures ($132K) per year. Most Attorneys in San Jose survey respondents are women (75 percent). Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, approximately one in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Attorneys in San Jose, Calif. is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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$130K
$260K
MEDIAN: $132,000
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Bonus
$-0.50 - $39,732  
Profit Sharing
$7,079  
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$64,049 - $248,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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$-0.50 - $39,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,079  
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$64,049 - $248,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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:
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California:
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$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.


The relatively untested earn a median of $81K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $114K. San Jose Attorneys bring in $200K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Attorneys in San Jose report making only $198K on average.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

National Average
$122,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 65%

Negotiation
up arrow 64%

Client Interaction
up arrow 59%

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 52%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$122,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Legal Research
up arrow 10%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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