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 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Full-Time, Long-Term Employed Graduates260286314
Number of Salaries Available234 (90%)255 (89%)281 (89%)
75th Percentile$190,000$180,000$180,000
Median$155,000$105,000$100,000
25th Percentile$65,000$63,989$60,000
Mean$130,600$119,377$116,870

Business or Industry Salaries

Business or Industry Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Available11 (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 Available16 (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
  • Includes Judge Advocate General offices (JAGs).

Judicial Clerkship Salaries

Judicial Clerkship Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Available32 (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 Available154 (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$165,808$149,181$152,133

Public Interest Salaries

Public Interest Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Number of Salaries Available18 (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
  • Includes public defender offices.

* Reported by graduates or publicly available.