Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a District Attorney is $75,416
What is the Pay by Experience Level for District Attorneys?
An entry-level District Attorney with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,002 based on 7 salaries. An early career District Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 22 salaries. A …Read more
What Do District Attorneys Do?
A district attorney is the lawyer who represents a given area during the prosecution of criminal offenders within that jurisdiction. The district attorney will typically supervise a staff of assistants attorneys who assist him or her in presenting and prosecuting cases, especially in larger jurisdictions. As the lead representative and prosecutor within the jurisdiction, the attorney will typically also be in charge of employment decisions and budgeting for his or her department.
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- 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.