An average Assistant Attorney General in the United States can expect to take home roughly $74K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Attorney Generals. Male Assistant Attorney Generals are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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MEDIAN: $74,018
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$55,708 - $114,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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.


For many Assistant Attorney Generals, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $65K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Attorney Generals make a median salary of $82K. As Assistant Attorney Generals reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $96K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Attorney General

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
048
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Assistant Attorney General Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Assistant Attorney General Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 20%

National Average
$74,000

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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