The San Jose metro can add another "top salary" stat to it's belt, and you may want to take a deep breath for this one.
Partners at our law firms are raking in an average annual compensation of $1.2 million, and yes, those are American dollars. This again is the compensation for partners only, so entry-level attorneys are not factored in.
In second place was New York with an average compensation of $1 million, and San Francisco came in seventh place with $723k. If you're considering a career change in San Jose, this may not be a bad option =).