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Lawyer Salary Information in Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas

The annual and hourly salary statistics of lawyers in Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of lawyers in Dallas-Plano-Irving 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-Plano-Irving, Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$83,190
25th Percentile Wage
$99,980
50th Percentile Wage
$142,430
75th Percentile Wage
$198,810
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $198,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $142,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $83,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.99
25th Percentile Wage
$48.07
50th Percentile Wage
$68.48
75th Percentile Wage
$95.58
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $95.58. The median hourly salary is $68.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.99.

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
2016142,4307.11%16.47%
2015132,3106.45%-
2014123,7703.78%-
2013119,0900.10%-
2012118,970--

Table 3. Compare Lawyer Salary in Dallas-Plano-Irving with Other Texas Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $142,430, Dallas-Plano-Irving is the second highest paying city for lawyers in state of Texas, following the highest paying city Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (median annual salary of $162,800). Compared with Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, the median annual salary of lawyers in Dallas-Plano-Irving is 12.5 percent (12.5%) lower.

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-Plano-Irving, Texas.