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Texas Salary Chart

Below are salaries for firms I deal with on a regular basis. I have done my best to update the list as I receive information from the attorneys I speak with on a daily basis. Firms are changing salaries daily, or so it seems. I am sure the chart below is not completely up to date. If you work at one of the firms below and see the information is not current let me know. You may email me at, and let me know the changes I need to make. At least this chart will give you some ideal of what your colleagues across the street are making as both of you burn the midnight oil. Due to technical difficulties that are beyond my technical abilities to fix the complete chart of Texas Salaries - 1st year - 8th year is listed at the very bottom of this page.

Texas Salaries

1st Year 2nd Year

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Texas offices (2007) $160,000 $170,000

Andrews Kurth LLP

Texas offices (July 2007) $160,000 $170,000

Baker Botts LLP

Texas Offices (August 2007) Bonuses are earned once an associate bills 2000 hours $160,000 No Bonus 170,000 Bonus $5,000

Baker & Hostetler

Houston, TX (2007) $160,000 N/A

Baker & McKenzie

Texas offices (August 2007) $160,000 $170,000

Baron & Budd, P.C.

Dallas, TX (December 2006) N/A N/A

Bickel & Brewer

Dallas, TX (December 2006) $175,000 $180,000

Bracewell & Guiliani LLP

Austin, Dallas, Houston, TX (August 2006) $160,000 $170,000

Waiting to determine what they are doing for 3rd -- 8th years

Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.

Dallas, TX (December 2006) $135,000 N/A

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin

Houston, TX (December 2006) $107,500 N/A

Clark, Thomas & Winters, A Professional Corporation

Austin and San Antonio, TX (December 2006) $105,000 N/A

Dechert LLP

Austin, TX; Palo Alto, CA (February 2007) $150,000 $160,000

Dewey Ballantine LLP

All U.S. offices (January 2007) $160,000 $170,000

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP

Austin, TX; (February 2007) $145,000 $155,000

Dallas, TX (February 2007) $135,000 $155,000

Fish & Richardson P.C.

All offices (January 2007) $160,000 $170,000

Fulbright & Jaworski

Texas Offices (August 2006) $135,000 N/A

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Dallas, Houston, TX (September 1,2007) $160,000 $145,000*

*Compensation in susequent years will be adjusted based on each associate's individual performance and professional development.
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C.

Austin, TX (December 2006) $105,000 N/A

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

All Offices (August 2006) $90,000 to $145,000 (market rates in all locations) N/A

Haynes and Boone, LLP

All offices (August 2007) $160,000 $170,000

Howrey LLP

Did away with lock-step system and now merit base $160,000 N/A

Hughes & Luce, LLP

Dallas, TX (December 2006) $135,000 N/A

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Dallas, TX (December 2006) $160,000 $170,000

Hunton & Williams LLP

Atlanta, GA; Knoxville, TN; Dallas, TX; Norfolk, VA; Raleigh, NC; Richmond, VA (February 2007) $145,000 $150,000

Jackson Walker L.L.P.

(August 2007) (Texas) $160,000 N/A

Jones Day

Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; All California offices (August 2006) $160,000 $170,000

Dallas, TX (2007) $160,000 $170,000

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre L.L.P.

All offices (May 2006) $90,000 N/A

King & Spalding LLP

Houston, TX (August 2006) $160,000 $170,000

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP

Dallas, TX; Pittsburgh, PA (August 2006) $110,000 N/A

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Atlanta, GA; Dallas, Houston, TX; Long Island, NY; Newark, NJ (August 2006) $105,000 N/A

Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP

All offices (August 2007) $160,000* $170,000

*(starting package of $158,360 including bonuses, bar allowance, moving expenses and parking allowance)

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

Houston, TX (August 2006) $140,000 $145,000

McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P.

All offices (December 2006) $115,000 N/A

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

All offices (August 2005) $83,500 N/A

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Dallas, TX (August 2006) $135,000 N/A

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.

Dallas, TX (December 2006) $135,000 N/A

Patton Boggs LLP

(August 2007) (Dallas, TX) $160,000 $170,000

Phelps Dunbar LLP

All offices (August 2005) (Houston, TX) $84,000 N/A

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Houston, TX (August 2005) $115,000 $124,000

Porter & Hedges LLP

Houston, TX (December 2006) $135,000 $145,000

Powell Goldstein LLP

All other offices (May 2006) $115,000 N/A

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP

All U.S. offices (August 2006) (Austin, Dallas and Houston TX) $115,000 N/A

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Houston, TX (August 2006) $110,000 N/A

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

All U.S. offices except New York, NY and Washington, DC (February 2007) (Dallas,TX) $145,000 $155,000

Strasburger & Price LLP

August 2007, first year associate salary is $120,000 in addition to a $10,000 graduation bonus and eligibility for a $10,000 performance bonus, quarterly profit sharing bonus and discretionary bonus. Strasburger is not lock-step after first year
$120,000 N/A

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

Texas offices (August 1,2007) $160,000 $170,000

Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP

Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, TX (August 2005) $126,500 N/A

Thompson & Knight LLP

Texas offices (August 2007) $160,000 $170,000

Still waiting to see what they do for 3rd - 8th years. I have heard they have anounced but have not gotten the numbers out of anyone

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Austin, Houston, Dallas, TX (July 2007) $160,000 $170,000

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

All offices (January 2007)(Austin, Dallas and Houston,TX) $160,000 $170,000

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

All other offices (August 2005) (Austin,TX) $125,000 $135,000

Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.

All offices (August 2006) (Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Woodlands,TX $135,000* N/A

merit-based bonus of up to $25,000

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