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

An Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $83,054 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 Legal Compliance, Complex Litigation Case Management, Contract Negotiation, and Negotiation.
Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$49,200 - $165,889
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $83,054
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Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$19.39 - $154.56
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,200 - $165,889  
   
Bonus
$487.96 - $28,060  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $23,806  
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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$50,235 - $186,371  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $154.56  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $175.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$487.96 - $28,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $23,806  
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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$50,235 - $186,371  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 77%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$88,000

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 44%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 35%
Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 35%
Negotiation
up arrow 20%
Insurance
up arrow 5%
Client Interaction
0%
National Average
$88,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
up arrow 3%
Leadership
up arrow 3%
Spanish Language
up arrow 9%
Legal Document Review
up arrow 9%
Case Management
up arrow 13%
Legal Research
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 26%
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