Attorney, Government Salary (United States)

An Attorney, Government earns an average salary of $82,575 per year.
Attorney, Government Salary (?
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$54,715 - $134,320
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MEDIAN: $82,574
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$54,715 - $134,320  
   
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$0.00 - $9,863  
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$54,509 - $135,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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 20%
National Average
$84,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 4%