Salary Statistics

Below are salaries of full-time, long-term employed Texas Law graduates for the Classes of 2016-18.

For the salary summaries below, positions with JAGs are included in government and public defender offices are included in public interest.

Salary Statistics Overview

Salary Statistics Overview
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Full-Time, Long-Term Employed Graduates261286314
Number of Salaries Reported235 (90%)255 (89%)281 (89%)
75th Percentile$190,000$180,000$180,000
Median$150,000$105,000$100,000
25th Percentile$65,000$63,989$60,000
Mean$130,385$119,377$116,870

Business or Industry Salaries

Business or Industry Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Reported11 (61%)22 (69%)23 (77%)
75th Percentile$85,000$94,750$100,000
Median$84,000$75,000$86,600
25th Percentile$80,000$68,000$70,000
Mean$92,400$88,927$86,874

Government Salaries

Government Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Reported16 (84%)15 (83%)27 (90%)
75th Percentile$63,500$64,495$61,628
Median$61,450$59,999$59,000
25th Percentile$55,750$51,250$50,740
Mean$60,386$61,068$56,811

Judicial Clerkship Salaries

Judicial Clerkship Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Reported32 (94%)41 (100%)45 (96%)
75th Percentile$65,479$63,100$62,000
Median$61,965$60,000$58,500
25th Percentile$60,250$56,000$51,811
Mean$62,052$59,917$57,450

Law Firm Salaries

Law Firm Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Reported155 (92%)166 (90%)171 (90%)
75th Percentile$190,000$180,000$180,000
Median$190,000$180,000$180,000
25th Percentile$160,000$103,750$125,000
Mean$165,255$149,181$152,133

Public Interest Salaries

Public Interest Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Reported18 (95%)10 (100%)14 (88%)
75th Percentile$50,000$50,000$50,000
Median$48,000$45,000$49,250
25th Percentile$45,000$45,000$44,500
Mean$49,400$47,900$47,411

(*) NALP and ABA categorized public defender positions and public interest law firms differently. Therefore, the number of full-time, long-term public interest jobs reported to NALP differs from the ABA report.