Assistant Attorney General Salary

Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States take home an average $73K annually. Compensation ranges from $49K on the lower end to $118K per year on the higher end. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Attorney Generals. Men working as Assistant Attorney Generals who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,104 - $116,906
MEDIAN: $72,972

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$50,104 - $116,906  
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$49,367 - $117,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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 advance their careers by becoming Attorneys, who report a slightly higher median income of $81K.

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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

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

Assistant Attorney Generals with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $96K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect 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 24 votes.


41 %
59 %

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%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 1%