Assistant City Attorney Salary

The average pay for an Assistant City Attorney is $69,175 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$50,669 - $118,962
MEDIAN: $69,174

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$50,669 - $118,962  
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$48,936 - $117,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Assistant City Attorney

An assistant city attorney is a lawyer who prosecutes cases in local court, typically assisting the main city attorney or prosecutor. They are generally responsible for trying smaller cases and/or handling regular traffic or misdemeanor dockets. The city or district attorney may use assistant city attorneys to assist on larger cases as well, with the assistant organizing evidence, scheduling and conducting interviews, and facilitating open communication between the prosecutor's office and any defense attorneys. Other tasks that may be performed by the assistant city attorney include ensuring subpoenas are served, ensuring witnesses are interviewed and participating in the jury selection process. If a particular area of a case falls within an assistant city attorney's specialization, he or she may present parts of the case or perform cross examinations as well.


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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
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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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 3%