Assistant Attorney General Salary

Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States can expect wages of $72K annually on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $49K, and the top verges on $111K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Assistant Attorney Generals making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Assistant Attorney Generals is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,186 - $110,489
MEDIAN: $71,764

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$49,307 - $111,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Assistant Attorney Generals report a focused set of job 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $60K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. Assistant Attorney Generals who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $92K on average.

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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.


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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 3%