Prosecutor Salary

Pay for Prosecutors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $65K annually. Women Prosecutors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Prosecutors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,951 - $113,371
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,522
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$40,208 - $112,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Prosecutor

Prosecutors, or prosecuting attorneys, are licensed lawyers who appear in courts of law on behalf of the government. They may represent the United States or work at a state or local level, and their cases are usually against people accused of illegal activity.

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Prosecutor 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 Prosecutor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Prosecutors. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $70K. Prosecutors see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Prosecutors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $101K on average.

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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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