Assistant Attorney General Salary

Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States pull down an average of $74K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $50K and $119K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,713 - $118,225
MEDIAN: $73,922

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$50,713 - $118,225  
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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.


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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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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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $63K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Assistant Attorney Generals with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $96K.

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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%