Prosecutor Salary

Earnings for Prosecutors in the United States come in at around $65K annually on average. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Prosecutors are male. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,030 - $122,030
$47K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,501
10%
50%
90%

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$29.48 - $46.80
$36
MEDIAN: $35.50
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$0$122K
Salary $47,030 - $122,030
Bonus $-0.50 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $193.97
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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$46,659 - $120,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $35.50
Overtime $34.00
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $-0.50 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $193.97
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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$46,659 - $120,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 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
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Prosecutor Salaries

Late-Career
▲95%

Experienced
▲48%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 9%
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