Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas Salary

An Attorney / Lawyer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $85,199 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 Intellectual Property (IP), Complex Litigation Case Management, and Legal Compliance.

$55,958 - $160,900
$56K
$85K
$160K
MEDIAN: $85,199
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$55,958 - $160,900  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
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$56,673 - $176,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
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
4.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for Attorney / Lawyer

Pay by Experience for an Attorney / Lawyer has a positive trend. An entry-level Attorney / Lawyer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Attorney / Lawyer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Attorney / Lawyer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 14 salaries. An Attorney / Lawyer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Attorney / Lawyer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

▲17%

▲11%

National Average
$90,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲55%


Legal Compliance
▲18%

Insurance
▲9%



National Average
$90,000

Regulatory Compliance
▼1%


Legal Document Review
▼6%

Technical Writing
▼7%

Negotiation
▼14%


Leadership
▼17%

Research Analysis
▼19%

Case Management
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 22%