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

An Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $82,514 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Regulatory Compliance, Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$49,256 - $166,110
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MEDIAN: $82,513
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Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$15.89 - $201.34
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,256 - $166,110  
   
Bonus
$512 - $29,479  
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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$49,971 - $189,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $201.34  
   
Overtime
$24.96 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$512 - $29,479  
   
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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$49,971 - $189,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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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 81%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 92%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 44%
Negotiation
up arrow 37%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 36%
Leadership
up arrow 3%
Insurance
up arrow 3%
National Average
$87,000
Client Interaction
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
up arrow 3%
Technical Writing
up arrow 6%
Spanish Language
up arrow 9%
Case Management
up arrow 13%
Legal Research
up arrow 15%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 95 votes.
Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 23%
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