Average Salary for Federal Public Defenders Employees

Federal Public Defenders employees bring home $60K annually on average. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

The largest fraction of Federal Public Defenders people (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $45K per year on average.


Typically, Legal Secretaries are the best paid with salaries hovering at $49K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Federal Public Defenders — these employees make the most at $78K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Document Preparation; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $49K annually. A garden variety skill at Federal Public Defenders is Filing Court Documents; a solid majority of Federal Public Defenders' people use it regularly.

Benefits and Perks

Although the firm compensates the larger part of employees for vacation days, it only pays two in five survey participants for sick time. A fair number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes 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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