Assistant District Attorney Salary

The average salary for an Assistant District Attorney is $57,882 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$45,149 - $89,472
$45K
$59K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,361
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50%
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Salary $45,149 - $89,472
Bonus $0.00 - $7,000
Profit Sharing $131.50
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$45,247 - $90,272
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant District Attorney

Pay by Experience for an Assistant District Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant District Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant District Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Assistant District Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 23 salaries. An Assistant District Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Assistant District Attorney

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Assistant District Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$60,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 5%
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