Assistant District Attorney Salary

An Assistant District Attorney earns an average salary of $56,969 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$40,347 - $87,006
MEDIAN: $56,969

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$40,313 - $88,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant District Attorney

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Experience Affects Assistant District Attorney Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 7%