Prosecutor Salary

For Prosecutors, annual average wages total $63K per year. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,138 - $107,500
$46K
$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,107
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50%
90%

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$25.00 - $57.50
$40
MEDIAN: $40.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,138 - $107,500  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$45,740 - $119,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$40.00  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$150.00 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$45,740 - $119,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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

  • 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 Prosecutor

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


Prosecutors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $57K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $66K. On average, Prosecutors make $100K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $131K, a plump six-figure sum.

Key Stats for Prosecutor

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
▲104%

Experienced
▲56%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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