Attorney, Government Salary (United States)

An Attorney, Government earns an average salary of $81,871 per year.
Attorney, Government Total Pay (?
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$52,026 - $133,063
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$52,026 - $133,063  
   
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$0.00 - $9,696  
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$52,331 - $134,172  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Job Description for Attorney, Government
  • 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 28%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$83,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%
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Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 3%
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