Assistant District Attorney Salary

The average salary for an Assistant District Attorney is $56,407 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$40,196 - $86,786
MEDIAN: $56,407

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$40,155 - $89,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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.


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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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 6%