Prosecutor Salary

The average Prosecutor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $65K per year. Male Prosecutors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Women make up a slight majority of Prosecutors (50 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Prosecutors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,892 - $113,489

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$40,574 - $113,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Prosecutors. The average beginner in this position makes around $53K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $71K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $101K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

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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