Paralegal in San Jose, California Salary

The average pay for a Paralegal in San Jose, California is $24.23 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Drafting Correspondence, Legal Research, Case Management, Knowledge Discovery, and Client Interaction.

$32,058 - $87,481
$32K
$49K
$87K
MEDIAN: $48,611
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50%
90%

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$14.29 - $39.15
$14
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.36
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$0$87K
Salary $32,058 - $87,481
Bonus $0.00 - $4,100
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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$31,317 - $84,824
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.29 - $39.15
Overtime $34.65
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,100
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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$31,317 - $84,824
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Paralegal

Paralegals perform legal-, regulatory- and business-related research for lawyers working at their organization. Most of the time, paralegals work for law offices, corporations’ legal departments or courts. These professionals also provide legal support services to attorneys. They assist lawyers in filing materials such as motions, memoranda, pleadings and briefs in various court systems, as well as accompany lawyers to see clients and/or to go to court.

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Paralegal Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

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
4.1%

Paralegal Job Listings

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▼0%

National Average
$51,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

Drafting Correspondence
▲36%

Legal Research
▲33%

Case Management
▲33%

Knowledge Discovery
▲31%

Client Interaction
▲22%

Office Administration
▲22%

Document Management
▲16%

Microsoft Word
▲14%

Document Preparation
▲7%

Typing
▲6%

National Average
$51,000

Litigation Case Management
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 50%