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Assistant Attorney General Salary

Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States can expect wages of $71K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $49K to $111K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Assistant Attorney Generals (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,159 - $110,229
MEDIAN: $71,200

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$50,159 - $110,229  
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$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).
$49,412 - $110,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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 Attorney roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $81K per year.

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Assistant Attorney Generals usually report a few specific skills. Litigation Case Management and Legal Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Legal Research and Litigation Case Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Attorney General

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

Assistant Attorney Generals with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $59K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $67K. Assistant Attorney Generals with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $87K.

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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 30 votes.


44 %
56 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 3%