The average salary for a Prosecutor is $65,179.
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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. Their work begins by researching and investigating specific cases. They will make contact with police, as well as any witnesses, victims, and alleged perpetrators to gather evidence which could later be used to build a case. Next, they wi…Read more
- 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 Prosecutor
Skills in Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Legal Research, Criminal and Prosecution.
Pay by Experience Level for Prosecutor
An entry-level Prosecutor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,384 based on 15 salaries. An early career Prosecutor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,974 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Prosecutor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,613 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Prosecutor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,416 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,018.
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Employees with Prosecutor in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 84.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (82.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (30.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15.6% less).
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