Attorney / Lawyer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

An Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $82,417 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, Contract Negotiation, and Negotiation.
Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$49,403 - $166,105
(Median)
49K
82K
120K
170K
MEDIAN: $82,417
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Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$17.13 - $153.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,403 - $166,105  
   
Bonus
$498.89 - $29,161  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $26,700  
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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$50,281 - $186,527  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$17.13 - $153.19  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$498.89 - $29,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $26,700  
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).
)
$50,281 - $186,527  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 36%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 34%
Negotiation
up arrow 20%
Insurance
up arrow 5%
National Average
$87,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
up arrow 3%
Leadership
up arrow 3%
Spanish Language
up arrow 8%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 8%
Case Management
up arrow 12%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 13%
Legal Research
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 25%
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