Assistant Attorney General Salary

Average Assistant Attorney Generals in the United States make around $75K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Assistant Attorney Generals enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Assistant Attorney Generals who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,960 - $114,703
$56K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,266
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$56,247 - $114,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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 move into an Attorney role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Attorneys on average bring in a similar salary to Assistant Attorney Generals.

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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $67K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $78K on average. Assistant Attorney Generals with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. Assistant Attorney Generals who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $109K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Attorney General

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Assistant Attorney General Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Assistant Attorney General Salaries

Legal Research
▲19%

National Average
$75,000

Litigation Case Management
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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