Prosecutor Salary

Earnings for Prosecutors in the United States come in at around $68K annually on average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The majority of Prosecutors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,303 - $114,965

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$41,303 - $114,965  
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$40,810 - $116,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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.


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.

For many Prosecutors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. Prosecutors bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $102K.

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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


52 %
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%