Assistant Attorney General Salary

Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States pull down an average of $74K per year. Compensation ranges between $50K and $119K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Assistant Attorney Generals report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Assistant Attorney Generals are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,713 - $118,225
MEDIAN: $73,922

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$50,029 - $118,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Assistant Attorney General

Attorney generals are attorneys who work on behalf of the United States government. Assistant attorney generals work under the supervision of attorney generals, undertaking a similar range of job duties. The office of the attorney general handles high-profile criminal cases, large law suits regarding environmental issues, and civil cases filed against the state or federal government. In preparation for these cases, assistant attorney generals attend coordination meetings with the attorney general and other members of the attorney general's office.


Common Career Paths for Assistant Attorney General

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Many Assistant Attorney Generals move into an Attorney role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Attorneys on average bring in a similar salary to Assistant Attorney Generals.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Assistant Attorney Generals who took the survey. Litigation Case Management and Legal Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Legal Research and Litigation Case Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Attorney General

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Assistant Attorney Generals who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $63K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $73K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $96K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Assistant Attorney General Salaries

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Skills That Affect Assistant Attorney General Salaries

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Litigation Case Management
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Legal Research
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


45 %
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 1%