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Lawyer Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Texas cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,250
25th Percentile Wage
$85,040
50th Percentile Wage
$125,890
75th Percentile Wage
$186,170
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $186,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $125,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,250.

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
$125,890
-0.19% 9.79%
2016
$126,130
3.92% -
2015
$121,180
2.16% -
2014
$118,560
2.61% -
2013
$115,470
1.65% -
2012
$113,570
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Texas ranges from $62,770 to $158,330. The highest paying area for lawyers in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $158,330. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $137,040). The lowest paying area is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,770.

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




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