The average salary for an Assistant District Attorney is $58,201 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$44,671 - $91,509
(Median)
$45K
$58K
$92K
MEDIAN: $58,200
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Salary
$44,671 - $91,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,750  
Profit Sharing
$131.50  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,719 - $91,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Assistant District Attorney

Assistant district attorneys work alongside their district attorneys in specific jurisdictions and report directly to the head prosecutor. A bachelor’s degree, completion of law school, and passing a bar exam (depending on their state’s preferences and requirements) are necessary for the position; after completing these steps, they will then work in a district attorney’s office to complete further training.

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Assistant District Attorney Tasks

  • Prepare and organize materials for cases.
  • Evaluate cases and determine course of action.
  • Interview and advise witnesses.
  • Prosecute felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Act as representative of the court in a variety of settings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant District Attorney

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Assistant District Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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