Salary Statistics

Below are salaries of full-time, long-term employed Texas Law graduates for the Classes of 2015-17.

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 2017Class of 2016Class of 2015
Number of Full-Time, Long-Term Employed Graduates286314301
Number of Salaries Reported255 (89%)281 (89%)276 (92%)
75th Percentile$180,000$180,000$160,000
Median$105,000$100,000$97,500
25th Percentile$63,989$60,000$56,531
Mean$119,377$116,870$105,374

Business or Industry Salaries

Business or Industry Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2017Class of 2016Class of 2015
Number of Salaries Reported22 (69%)23 (77%)14 (64%)
75th Percentile$94,750$100,000$100,250
Median$75,000$86,600$69,000
25th Percentile$68,000$70,000$58,000
Mean$88,927$86,874$77,321

Government Salaries

Government Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2017Class of 2016Class of 2015
Number of Salaries Reported15 (83%)27 (90%)32 (86%)
75th Percentile$64,495$61,628$61,375
Median$59,999$59,000$58,188
25th Percentile$51,250$50,740$49,800
Mean$61,068$56,811$56,778

Judicial Clerkship Salaries

Judicial Clerkship Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2017Class of 2016Class of 2015
Number of Salaries Reported41 (100%)45 (96%)46 (100%)
75th Percentile$63,100$62,000$59,250
Median$60,000$58,500$55,500
25th Percentile$56,000$51,811$50,048
Mean$59,917$57,450$55,165

Law Firm Salaries

Law Firm Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2017Class of 2016Class of 2015
Number of Salaries Reported166 (90%)171 (90%)165 (94%)
75th Percentile$180,000$180,000$160,000
Median$180,000$180,000$160,000
25th Percentile$103,750$125,000$120,000
Mean$149,181$152,133$138,096

Public Interest Salaries

Public Interest Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2017Class of 2016Class of 2015
Number of Salaries Reported10 (100%)14 (88%)19 (95%)
75th Percentile$50,000$50,000$45,000
Median$45,000$49,250$45,000
25th Percentile$45,000$44,500$42,000
Mean$47,900$47,411$45,289

(*) 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.