Average Salary for Federal Public Defenders Employees

The average Federal Public Defenders employee earns $60K per year. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

The largest slice of the Federal Public Defenders workforce (50 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $45K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Legal Secretaries, who earn $49K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Federal Public Defenders awards $78K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Document Preparation among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $49K annually. Filing Court Documents is a popular skill among Federal Public Defenders workers, with a fair number of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The company allows the larger part of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only two in five workers get paid sick leave. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage. Some other perks are matching contributions to retirement plan, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Federal Public Defenders


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50 %
1-4 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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