Average Salary for Office of the Attorney General Employees

Employees at Office of the Attorney General make $57K per year on average. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Office of the Attorney General. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Office of the Attorney General typically pays:
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Employer: Office of the Attorney General
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Assistant Attorney General (8)
$51,436 - $122,374  
[-]Assistant Attorney General (8)
Salary$53,968 - $116,283  
Total Pay$51,436 - $122,374  
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (4)
$69,576 - $263,216  
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (4)
Salary$72,809 - $223,674  
Total Pay$69,576 - $263,216  
[+]Legal Secretary (2)
$22,466 - $42,966  
[+]Legal Secretary (2)
Salary$22,535 - $44,333  
Total Pay$22,466 - $42,966  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
$25,249 - $51,112  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
Total Pay$25,249 - $51,112  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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About This Company

Office of Attorney General

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $120K annually) can be spotted in Hartford; Los Angeles ($107K), St. Paul (approximately $66K), and Phoenix ($62K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $42K) is Austin. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $120K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Attorneys, Assistant Attorney Generals, Senior Paralegals, and Legal Secretarys; while the first receives the highest median pay at $107K, the other salaries come in at $84K, around $56K, and $32K, respectively.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $33K. Average pay is typically about $55K for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Office of the Attorney General folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $73K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $75K. Acquiring certification to be a American Bar Association Certified is rewarded at about $64K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a law degree; Office of the Attorney General awards $86K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Complex Litigation Case Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $77K. Legal Research is a popular skill among Office of the Attorney General workers, with around one in seven of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Litigation Case Management, Office Administration, and Document Preparation.

Benefits and Perks

A fair portion of workers for the company enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Office of the Attorney General sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Office of the Attorney General, most workers have health insurance, and a fair portion of workers have dental coverage. Office of the Attorney General folks also make good use of life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Office of the Attorney General


68 %
32 %
$27,395 - $66,463
$24,511 - $90,734
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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