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Prosecutor Salary

Prosecutors in the United States pull down an average of $62K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Prosecutors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Prosecutors (53 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,391 - $112,773
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$110K
MEDIAN: $62,450
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$39,519 - $112,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. Prosecutors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $86K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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