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Attorney, Government Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Attorney, Government is $86,408 per year. A skill in Legal Research is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Attorney, Government Salary (?
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$55,882 - $139,091
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MEDIAN: $86,408
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$55,882 - $139,091  
   
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$0.00 - $9,696  
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$55,656 - $139,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Attorney, Government

Attorneys of the government work within specialized areas of law to represent the interests of local, state, or federal government bodies, and may be associated with those who assist in creating or enforcing legislation and/or regulations. Government attorneys may also serve as aides who help craft legislative language or create legally presentable reports for government agencies or the general public. Typically, government attorneys involved in law enforcement are classified as prosecutors; however, they may be involved in assisting the prosecution, even in an investigatory or evidence-discovery capacity.
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Attorney, Government Tasks
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Experience Affects Attorney, Government Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$87,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 4%