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Average Salary for Office of the Attorney General Employees

The average Office of the Attorney General employee earns $57K annually. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Office of the Attorney General. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Office of the Attorney General typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Office of the Attorney General
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Assistant Attorney General (8)
$59,167 - $114,378  
[-]Assistant Attorney General (8)
Salary$56,264 - $116,664  
Bonus$3.66 - $4,824  
Total Pay$59,167 - $114,378  
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (5)
$50,413 - $201,882  
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (5)
Salary$49,420 - $168,650  
Total Pay$50,413 - $201,882  
[+]Legal Secretary (2)
$22,955 - $42,641  
[+]Legal Secretary (2)
Salary$22,735 - $44,871  
Total Pay$22,955 - $42,641  
[+]Paralegal (2)
$29,911 - $63,602  
[+]Paralegal (2)
Total Pay$29,911 - $63,602  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Median pay is highest in Hartford ($120K per year), followed by Los Angeles ($107K), St. Paul ($66K), and Phoenix (approximately $62K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Austin — at around $42K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Office of the Attorney General's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home about $120K annually.


Attorneys rake in the most money, with average earnings of $107K; Assistant Attorney Generals come in second with typical earnings amounting to $84K, while Senior Paralegals and Legal Secretarys rank near the top as well (approximately $56K and about $32K, respectively).

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns $55K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically around $33K. For the most part, a representative employee at Office of the Attorney General has been working for 10-19 years and makes $73K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers earn $75K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. American Bar Association Certifieds also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $64K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a law degree; Office of the Attorney General awards about $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 around $77K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Legal Research; around one in seven deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Litigation Case Management, Office Administration, and Document Preparation.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for most workers. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Office of the Attorney General, including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For almost all employees, benefits include health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage, too. Office of the Attorney General also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

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

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