Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among Texas metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,040
25th Percentile Wage
$39,510
50th Percentile Wage
$51,380
75th Percentile Wage
$66,750
90th Percentile Wage
$84,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,380
1.62% 10.78%
2016
$50,550
1.68% -
2015
$49,700
3.80% -
2014
$47,810
0.63% -
2013
$47,510
3.52% -
2012
$45,840
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Texas ranges from $24,030 to $61,440. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $61,440. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $58,460). The lowest paying area is Abilene with a median annual salary of $24,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$61,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$58,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$57,760
Midland
$56,450
Fort Worth-Arlington
$48,690
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$48,510
Amarillo
$46,370
Odessa
$46,340
Texarkana-Texarkana
$46,260
Corpus Christi
$46,020
Longview
$44,890
Waco
$44,860
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$44,790
Victoria
$44,760
College Station-Bryan
$42,580
Brownsville-Harlingen
$42,310
El Paso
$41,390
San Angelo
$40,820
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$40,680
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$39,330
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,230
Sherman-Denison
$39,150
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,960
Laredo
$38,830
Wichita Falls
$38,550
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$38,170
Tyler
$37,580
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,240
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,150
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,380
Lubbock
$35,320
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,040
Abilene
$24,030




Related:

💰 Highest paying cities for paralegals and legal assistants

💰 Highest paying industries for paralegals and legal assistants.