Salary Statistics

Below are salaries of full-time, long-term employed Texas Law graduates for the Classes of 2017-19*.

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 2020Class of 2019Class of 2018
Number of Full-Time, Long-Term Employed Graduates288273260
Number of Salaries Available250 (87%)242 (89%)234 (90%)
75th Percentile$190,000$190,000$190,000
Median$157,500$142,500$155,000
25th Percentile$65,176$64,290$65,000
Mean$131,450$127,872$130,600

Business or Industry Salaries

Business or Industry Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2020Class of 2019Class of 2018
Number of Salaries Available4 (40%)5 (42%)11 (61%)
75th Percentilen/a$104,500$85,000
Median$105,000$75,000$84,000
25th Percentilen/a$71,500$80,000
Mean$105,250$85,400$92,400

Government Salaries

Government Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2020Class of 2019Class of 2018
Number of Salaries Available22 (100%)27 (93%)16 (84%)
75th Percentile$74,223$66,000$64,500
Median$62,430$64,000$61,450
25th Percentile$51,495$59,000$55,750
Mean$64,385$61,961$60,386
  • Includes Judge Advocate General offices (JAGs).

Judicial Clerkship Salaries

Judicial Clerkship Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2020Class of 2019Class of 2018
Number of Salaries Available36 (77%)39 (98%)32 (94%)
75th Percentile$68,000$65,235$65,479
Median$64,009$62,236$61,965
25th Percentile$60,000$60,000$60,250
Mean$63,770$62,582$62,052

Law Firm Salaries

Law Firm Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2020Class of 2019Class of 2018
Number of Salaries Available161 (91%)149 (88%)154 (92%)
75th Percentile$190,000$190,000$190,000
Median$190,000$190,000$190,000
25th Percentile$180,000$162,500$160,000
Mean$169,174$169,836$165,808

Public Interest Salaries

Public Interest Salaries
Salary StatisticClass of 2020Class of 2019Class of 2018
Number of Salaries Available28 (85%)21 (100%)18 (95%)
75th Percentile$63,000$57,000$50,000
Median$52,000$50,000$48,000
25th Percentile$50,000$50,000$45,000
Mean$55,548$52,059$49,400
  • Includes public defender offices.

* Reported by graduates or publicly available.