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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 data of lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,280
25th Percentile Wage
$95,660
50th Percentile Wage
$132,380
75th Percentile Wage
$186,600
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 $186,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $132,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $70,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$132,380
-2.34% 12.23%
2016
$135,480
8.49% -
2015
$123,980
4.31% -
2014
$118,640
2.85% -
2013
$115,260
-0.81% -
2012
$116,190
- -

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 $132,380 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 16.4 percent (16.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown and 52.6 percent (52.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$158,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$137,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$132,380
Midland
$127,930
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$112,880
Fort Worth-Arlington
$110,310
Lubbock
$109,130
Longview
$106,560
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$102,310
Odessa
$102,210
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$102,140
Amarillo
$99,820
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$98,020
Waco
$97,970
Corpus Christi
$97,600
Laredo
$94,910
El Paso
$93,620
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$92,440
Sherman-Denison
$91,450
Texarkana-Texarkana
$88,680
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$88,360
Brownsville-Harlingen
$86,600
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$86,350
College Station-Bryan
$85,490
Abilene
$83,190
Wichita Falls
$81,790
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,170
San Angelo
$74,620
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$72,050
Tyler
$71,860
Victoria
$66,380
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$65,990
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$62,770



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