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Average District Attorney Salary

$74,807
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,477
Bonus
$6,104
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The average salary for a District Attorney is $74,807.
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$51k
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$75k
90%
$148k
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What Do District Attorneys Do?

District Attorney 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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What Are Popular Skills for District Attorneys?

Skills in Litigation Case Management, Public Speaking, Presentation and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 20 salaries. A mid-career District Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,746 based on 21 salaries. An experienced District Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,388 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,500.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with District Attorney in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% less) and New York, New York (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 90 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.8%
Early Career
22.2%
Mid Career
23.3%
Experienced
27.8%
Late Career
18.9%

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