District Attorney Salary

Median pay for District Attorneys in the United States is around $75K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. District Attorneys who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most District Attorneys. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,930 - $127,190
$52K
$75K
$130K
MEDIAN: $74,829
10%
50%
90%

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$25.43 - $50.00
$40
MEDIAN: $40.00
50%

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$0$140K
Salary $51,930 - $127,190
Bonus $525 - $30,000
Profit Sharing $5,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,762 - $140,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $40.00
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$140K
Bonus $525 - $30,000
Profit Sharing $5,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,762 - $140,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for District Attorney

A district attorney is the lawyer who represents a given area during the prosecution of criminal offenders within that jurisdiction. The district attorney will typically supervise a staff of assistants attorneys who assist him or her in presenting and prosecuting cases, especially in larger jurisdictions. As the lead representative and prosecutor within the jurisdiction, the attorney will typically also be in charge of employment decisions and budgeting for his or her department.

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District Attorney Tasks

  • Ensure that criminals are punished for their crimes by convincing judges that the criminal is guilty.
  • Perform and prepare legal research and court documents to present in court.

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Pay by Experience Level for District Attorney

Pay by Experience for a District Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level District Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 38 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A District Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced District Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 24 salaries. A District Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for District Attorney

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects District Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 7%
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