Prosecutor Salary

The average Prosecutor in the United States earns approximately $66K annually. Though the majority of Prosecutors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Male Prosecutors are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,136 - $116,467
$47K
$66K
$120K
MEDIAN: $65,649
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$29.48 - $50.87
$43
MEDIAN: $43.00
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$0$118K
Salary $47,136 - $116,467
Bonus $150.00 - $15,000
Profit Sharing $200.00
Total Pay (?
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$46,711 - $118,847
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $43.00
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$118K
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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$46,711 - $118,847
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

Pay by Experience for a Prosecutor has a positive trend. An entry-level Prosecutor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Prosecutor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Prosecutor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 22 salaries. A Prosecutor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Prosecutor

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
▲96%

Experienced
▲49%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 5%
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