An Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $82,304 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Complex Litigation Case Management and Legal Compliance.

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MEDIAN: $82,303
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Salary
$52,109 - $170,470  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$19,200  
Total Pay (?
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$54,156 - $210,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$100.00  
   
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $48,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$19,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,156 - $210,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries


Legal Compliance
up arrow 15%



Insurance
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$87,000

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 7%

Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Research Analysis
up arrow 14%

Leadership
up arrow 14%

Case Management
up arrow 18%

Spanish Language
up arrow 20%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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