Salary Statistics

Below are salaries of full-time, long-term employed Texas Law graduates for the Classes of 2014-16.

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 2016Class of 2015Class of 2014
Number of Full-Time, Long-Term Employed Graduates314301309
Number of Salaries Reported281 (89%)276 (92%)
275 (89%)
75th Percentile$180,000$160,000$160,000
Median$100,000$97,500
$105,000
25th Percentile$60,000$56,531
$57,982
Mean$116,870$105,374
$107,030

Business or Industry Salaries

Business or Industry Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2016Class of 2015Class of 2014
Number of Salaries Reported23 (77%)14 (64%)
14 (54%)
75th Percentile$100,000$100,250$85,000
Median$86,600$69,000
$72,500
25th Percentile$70,000$58,000
$65,000
Mean$86,874$77,321
$76,429

Government Salaries

Government Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2016Class of 2015Class of 2014
Number of Salaries Reported27 (90%)32 (86%)
37 (93%)
75th Percentile$61,628$61,375
$60,000
Median$59,000$58,188
$50,287
25th Percentile$50,740$49,800
$42,500
Mean$56,811$56,778
$51,385

Judicial Clerkship Salaries

Judicial Clerkship Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2016Class of 2015Class of 2014
Number of Salaries Reported45 (96%)46 (100%)
38 (88%)
75th Percentile$62,000$59,250
$62,750
Median$58,500$55,500
$58,781
25th Percentile$51,811$50,048
$57,000
Mean$57,450$55,165
$58,935

Law Firm Salaries

Law Firm Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2016Class of 2015Class of 2014
Number of Salaries Reported171 (90%)165 (94%)
166 (95%)
75th Percentile$180,000$160,000 $160,000
Median$180,000$160,000 $160,000
25th Percentile$125,000$120,000
$123,750
Mean$152,133$138,096
$140,669

Public Interest Salaries

Public Interest Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2016Class of 2015Class of 2014
Number of Salaries Reported14 (88%)19 (95%)
20 (87%) *
75th Percentile$50,000$45,000
$42,750
Median$49,250$45,000
$42,500
25th Percentile$44,500$42,000 $42,500
Mean$47,411$45,289
$43,575

(*) 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.