Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States take home approximately $73K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Attorney Generals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Assistant Attorney Generals (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,583 - $119,028
MEDIAN: $73,072

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$51,583 - $119,028  
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$51,583 - $119,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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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A lot of Assistant Attorney Generals move on to become Attorneys, that group gets paid a slightly higher $81K on average.

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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.

Assistant Attorney Generals with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. Assistant Attorney Generals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $96K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Attorney General Salaries

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Skills That Affect Assistant Attorney General Salaries

Legal Research
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National Average

Litigation Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


44 %
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits