Average District Attorney Salary

$51k - $148k
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The average salary for a District Attorney is $75,132.
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$51k - $148k
$986 - $49k
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$705 - $56k
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$51k - $151k

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Job Description for District Attorney

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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Popular Skills for District Attorney

Skills in Litigation Case Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Presentation and Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for District Attorney

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 $61,762 based on 9 salaries. An early career District Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,666 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career District Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,954 based on 29 salaries. An experienced District Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,130.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with District Attorney in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.5% more) and Houston, Texas (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (2.2% less).

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