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.
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|Salary||$55,960 - $114,703|
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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.Read More...
Oftentimes, assistant attorney generals are given a specific aspect of a case to work on, such as performing legal research for an issue or providing advice and recommendations to the attorney general. In legal cases, assistants appear in court alongside the attorney general. In some cases, they may appear on behalf of the attorney general. For cases made against the government, assistants are often the first point of contact for the involved governor or president. They can also approve or decline legal processes, such as providing search warrants for police or authorizing surveillance of suspects within a case.
Assistant attorney generals work within an office setting. Their hours usually meet regular office standards, but it's not uncommon for them to work overtime during evenings and weekends. They are required to communicate with many people during their workday, including attorney generals, clients, and members of Congress. Their work is non-physical, but it requires writing, editing, and computer use. They are required to hold a law degree and be licensed in their state of employment.
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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