Prosecutor Salary

The average Prosecutor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $63K annually. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Prosecutors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,618 - $105,215
$47K
$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $62,524
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$25.00 - $57.50
$40
MEDIAN: $40.00
50%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,618 - $105,215  
   
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).
)
$46,282 - $113,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$40.00  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$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).
)
$46,282 - $113,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Prosecutor Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $67K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Prosecutors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $101K.

Key Stats for Prosecutor

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

Experienced
▲54%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 7%
ADVERTISEMENT