Assistant Attorney General Salary

Earnings for Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States come in at around $72K annually on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $49K and $111K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Assistant Attorney Generals (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Attorney Generals. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,186 - $110,489

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$50,186 - $110,489  
$0.00 - $8,000  
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$483.87 - $1,017  
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$49,307 - $111,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 usually report a few specific 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.

Assistant Attorney Generals with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $60K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $69K. Assistant Attorney Generals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $92K.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


42 %
58 %

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: 97% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 2%