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Lawyer Salary Information in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

The annual and hourly salary statistics of lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,270
25th Percentile Wage
$95,260
50th Percentile Wage
$135,480
75th Percentile Wage
$192,090
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $192,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $135,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $73,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35.22
25th Percentile Wage
$45.80
50th Percentile Wage
$65.13
75th Percentile Wage
$92.35
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $92.35. The median hourly salary is $65.13. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016135,4808.49%14.24%
2015123,9804.31%-
2014118,6402.85%-
2013115,260-0.81%-
2012116,190--

Table 3. Compare Lawyer Salary in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington with Other Texas Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $135,480 in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is in the middle of salary range for lawyers in state of Texas. In comparison, the annual salary of lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 16.8 percent (16.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown and 50.6 percent (50.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Abilene.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$162,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$142,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$135,480
Midland
$127,930
Lubbock
$113,840
Longview
$112,040
El Paso
$102,980
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$102,940
Fort Worth-Arlington
$101,220
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$100,360
Waco
$99,900
Odessa
$99,450
Texarkana-Texarkana
$99,440
Brownsville-Harlingen
$98,680
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$98,530
Corpus Christi
$97,600
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$97,110
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$95,770
Tyler
$93,530
Amarillo
$92,940
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$92,440
Laredo
$91,720
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$88,360
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,170
College Station-Bryan
$81,060
Wichita Falls
$77,350
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$74,690
Victoria
$73,690
San Angelo
$73,690
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$73,350
Sherman-Denison
$70,310
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$67,130
Abilene
$66,870

See also: Top paying jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas.