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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 areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,950
25th Percentile Wage
$83,940
50th Percentile Wage
$126,130
75th Percentile Wage
$195,510
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 $195,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $126,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.34
25th Percentile Wage
$40.36
50th Percentile Wage
$60.64
75th Percentile Wage
$94.00
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $94.00. The median hourly salary is $60.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.34.

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
2016126,1303.92%9.96%
2015121,1802.16%-
2014118,5602.61%-
2013115,4701.65%-
2012113,570--

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 $66,870 to $162,800. The highest paying area for lawyers in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $162,800. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $142,430). The lowest paying area is Abilene with a median annual salary of $66,870.

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



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