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Prosecutor Salary

An average Prosecutor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $64K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Prosecutors. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women Prosecutors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,354 - $112,895
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,574
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$39,486 - $113,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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.


Prosecutors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Prosecutors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

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
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%