Assistant Attorney General Salary

Median pay for Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $72K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $49K and $111K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Assistant Attorney Generals making up 57 percent of survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,186 - $110,489
MEDIAN: $71,757

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$50,186 - $110,489  
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$483.87 - $1,017  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$49,307 - $111,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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.


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Survey results show that Assistant Attorney Generals typically report just a few professional skills. Litigation Case Management and Legal Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Legal Research and Litigation Case Management, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Attorney General

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Assistant Attorney Generals. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $60K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Attorney Generals make a median salary of $85K. Assistant Attorney Generals who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $92K.

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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 25 votes.


43 %
57 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 2%