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Average Salary for Office of the Attorney General Employees

The average Office of the Attorney General employee earns $55K annually. Though your role at the company and how long you've been working do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee 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
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Assistant Attorney General (6)
$50,880 - $128,077  
[-]Assistant Attorney General (6)
Salary$55,619 - $123,609  
Bonus$128.64 - $11,773  
Total Pay$50,880 - $128,077  
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (3)
$82,453 - $199,767  
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (3)
Salary$73,542 - $179,492  
Total Pay$82,453 - $199,767  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
$25,054 - $51,164  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
Total Pay$25,054 - $51,164  
[+]Legal Secretary (2)
$22,096 - $43,417  
[+]Legal Secretary (2)
Salary$22,998 - $45,058  
Total Pay$22,096 - $43,417  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K per year) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; St. Paul, Minn. (approximately $66K), Phoenix, Ariz. ($62K), and Austin, Texas (about $30K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $135K annually.


Attorneys are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing around $120K per year; Assistant Attorney Generals are next on the list, bringing in close to about $92K, followed by Legal Secretaries earning $32K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $30K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $42K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Office of the Attorney General folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $76K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $77K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Paralegal Certificate Holder is rewarded with median pay of approximately $37K annually. The best paid folks at Office of the Attorney General have a law degree, earning around $97K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $65K annually. Litigation Case Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one-tenth of Office of the Attorney General's people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Office Administration, Microsoft Word, and Drafting Correspondence.

Benefits and Perks

Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Paid vacation days are a given for a majority of survey participants, but Office of the Attorney General rewards only one-half of survey participants with paid sick leave. For most respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, flexible hours, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

Key Stats for Office of the Attorney General


56 %
44 %
$25,736 - $73,698
$24,511 - $88,437
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 8 votes.
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