Prosecutor Salary

An average Prosecutor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $64K per year. Most Prosecutors report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Prosecutors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,012 - $113,253
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,091
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$40,252 - $112,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Prosecutors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $86K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $101K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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