Salary Statistics

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

NALP Summary Report data may vary slightly from the school-specific data published by the ABA because of definitional differences between the two organizations and because NALP’s quality control process can result in changes that may not be reflected in ABA data.

Salary Statistics Overview

Salary Statistics Overview
Salary StatisticClass of 2019Class of 2018Class of 2017
Number of Full-Time, Long-Term Employed Graduates273260286
Number of Salaries Available242 (89%)234 (90%)255 (89%)
75th Percentile$190,000$190,000$180,000
Median$142,500$155,000$105,000
25th Percentile$64,290$65,000$63,989
Mean$127,872$130,600$119,377

Business or Industry Salaries

Business or Industry Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2019Class of 2018Class of 2017
Number of Salaries Available5 (42%)11 (61%)22 (69%)
75th Percentile$104,500$85,000$94,750
Median$75,000$84,000$75,000
25th Percentile$71,500$80,000$68,000
Mean$85,400$92,400$88,927

Government Salaries

Government Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2019Class of 2018Class of 2017
Number of Salaries Available27 (93%)16 (84%)15 (83%)
75th Percentile$66,000$64,500$64,495
Median$64,000$61,450$59,999
25th Percentile$59,000$55,750$51,250
Mean$61,961$60,386$61,068
  • Includes Judge Advocate General offices (JAGs).

Judicial Clerkship Salaries

Judicial Clerkship Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2019Class of 2018Class of 2017
Number of Salaries Available39 (98%)32 (94%)41 (100%)
75th Percentile$65,235$65,479$63,100
Median$62,236$61,965$60,000
25th Percentile$60,000$60,250$56,000
Mean$62,582$62,052$59,917

Law Firm Salaries

Law Firm Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2019Class of 2018Class of 2017
Number of Salaries Available149 (88%154 (92%)166 (90%)
75th Percentile$190,000$190,000$180,000
Median$190,000$190,000$180,000
25th Percentile$162,500$160,000$103,750
Mean$169,836$165,808$149,181

Public Interest Salaries

Public Interest Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2019Class of 2018Class of 2017
Number of Salaries Available21 (100%)18 (95%)10 (100%)
75th Percentile$57,000$50,000$50,000
Median$50,000$48,000$45,000
25th Percentile$50,000$45,000$45,000
Mean$52,059$49,400$47,900
  • Includes public defender offices.

* Reported by graduates or publicly available.