The average salary for a District Attorney is $65,299 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
District Attorney Total Pay (?
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$44,231 - $117,040
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$44,231 - $117,040  
   
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$0.00 - $19,911  
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$44,375 - $123,358  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Job Description for District Attorney
  • Perform and prepare legal research and court documents to present in court.
  • Ensure that criminals are punished for their crimes by convincing judges that the criminal is guilty.
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Experience Affects District Attorney Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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