Average Salary for Federal Public Defenders Employees

A salary of $60K annually is the median rate at Federal Public Defenders. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Federal Public Defenders employees (50 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $45K per year on average.


Earning $49K annually on average, Legal Secretaries receive the most money.

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in approximately $78K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Document Preparation; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $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

Although the firm compensates the larger part of survey participants for vacation days, it only pays two in five survey participants for sick time. A solid majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of employees also include dental insurance. Privileges also include matching contributions to retirement plan, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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