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District Attorney Salary (United States)

A District Attorney earns an average salary of $67,034 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
District Attorney Salary (?
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$44,686 - $122,592
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National Salary Data

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$44,686 - $122,592  
   
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$0.00 - $20,542  
Total Pay (?
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$44,827 - $129,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for District Attorney

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Experience Affects District Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%