Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Paralegal make in San Jose, CA Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$73,764 / yrTotal Pay
$45,597 / yrBase Pay
$28,167 / yrAdditional Pay

$73,764

 / yr
$33K$467K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Paralegal is $73,764 per year in the San Jose, CA Area area, with an average salary of $45,597 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $28,167 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$73,764 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Paralegal?

Some related job titles are Assistant Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $74,038, Paralegal Specialist Salaries with median pay of $78,341, Corporate Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $80,933, Immigration Paralegal Salaries with median pay of $91,227.

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$71,887

 / yr

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 / yr

$59,741

 / yr

$5,800

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$59,159

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$75,001

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$73,381

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$72,241

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$75,158

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$4,889

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$66,081

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$80,374

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$73,366

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The legal field is expected to see continued demand to meet increased regulatory and tax compliance needs in the future. Employees will increasingly work with artificial intelligence and automated services, with workers shifting towards advisory roles rather than document review. Companies are expected to shift more work to in-house legal staff and away from law firm partnerships due to the high cost of outside counsel. Most work in the field requires higher education and offers above-median pay.

How does the Paralegal salary in San Jose, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Paralegal in US is $51,166 per year based on 12,886 salary contributions, which is 29.86% less than the salary for a Paralegal in San Jose, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Paralegal gets the highest compensation are Baxter International Inc., Prologis, Inc. and Intuit Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 10.36% less than smaller companies for a Paralegal.

Recent paralegal Salaries in San Jose, CA

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$85,000

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Immigration Specialist

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$128,000

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

4-6 years
4 days ago
Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$28

/hr

Submitted8 days ago

1-3 years
8 days ago
Corporate Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$82,000

/yr

Submitted8 days ago

4-6 years
8 days ago
Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted8 days ago

1-3 years
8 days ago
Corporate Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$55

/hr

Submitted11 days ago

1-3 years
11 days ago
Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$78,940

/yr

Submitted14 days ago

1-3 years
14 days ago
Paralegal

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$26

/hr

Submitted16 days ago

1-3 years
16 days ago

Paralegal pay FAQ in San Jose, CA Area

The average salary for a Paralegal is $45,597 per year in San Jose, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 20398 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Paralegal employees in San Jose, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Paralegal in San Jose, CA Area is $66,366 per year.

The lowest salary for a Paralegal in San Jose, CA Area is $31,328 per year.

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