General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $139,209.77* *Based on the 2018 average.
34,947 EMPLOYEES
$4.09B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 34,947 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys hired the most employees titled General Attorney, with an average salary of $141,612.

Government General Attorney jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes professional legal positions involved in preparing cases for trial and/or the trial of cases before a court or an administrative body or persons having quasi-judicial power; rendering legal advice and services with respect to questions, regulations, practices, or other matters falling within the purview of a Federal Government agency (this may include conducting investigations to obtain evidentiary data); preparing interpretive and administrative orders, rules, or regulations to give effect to the provisions of governing status or other requirements of law; drafting, negotiating, or examining contracts or other legal documents required by the agency's activities; drafting, preparing formal comments, or otherwise making substantive recommendations with respect to proposed legislation; editing and preparing for publication statutes enacted by Congress and opinions or decisions of a court, commission, or board; and drafting and reviewing decisions for consideration and adoption by agency officials. Included also are positions, not covered by the Administrative Procedure Act, involved in hearing cases arising under contracts or under the regulations have the effect of law, and rendering decisions or making recommendations for disposition of such cases. The work of this occupation requires admission to the bar.

Agencies that have hired a General Attorney

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 5,837 $141,612.20
Social Security Administration 3,807 $99,427.37
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,653 $151,140.55
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,926 $200,594.98
Internal Revenue Service 1,597 $136,547.25
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1,134 $124,563.40
Environmental Protection Agency 1,008 $143,458.12
Patent and Trademark Office 802 $134,827.22
Board of Veterans Appeals 800 $106,358.13
Executive Office for Immigration Review 666 $145,152.49
National Labor Relations Board 659 $131,105.76
Federal Trade Commission 633 $150,544.46
Federal Communications Commission 571 $153,174.38
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 511 $127,353.75
Small Business Administration 510 $85,128.99
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 500 $141,355.99
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 425 $136,271.25
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 425 $139,251.28
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 410 $125,645.37
U.S. Trustee Program 373 $148,461.84
Office for Civil Rights 367 $117,829.66
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 356 $214,666.52
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 348 $134,014.11
Department of Energy 338 $135,072.65
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 308 $170,421.99
Department of State 280 $149,325.30
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 274 $191,589.43
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 261 $144,981.45
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 257 $147,617.00
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 225 $86,668.68
Federal Bureau of Investigation 225 $151,484.39
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 197 $135,926.48
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 193 $137,622.56
Federal Aviation Administration 190 $145,910.27
Federal Emergency Management Agency 188 $128,950.32
Transportation Security Administration 182 $155,024.48
Office of Comptroller of Currency 178 $193,179.62
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 169 $139,734.95
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 145 $138,404.37
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 143 $144,385.39
Food and Drug Administration 139 $138,286.58
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 131 $134,844.04
Merit Systems Protection Board 127 $144,248.35
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 116 $143,878.71
Office of Secretary of Labor 115 $118,613.09
Departmental Offices 113 $159,923.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 112 $154,821.33
Agency for International Development 110 $151,568.45
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 108 $143,946.70
U.S. Coast Guard 106 $133,646.94
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 102 $139,181.23
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 89 $142,077.72
U.S. International Trade Commission 88 $144,710.31
Office of Special Counsel 88 $125,570.59
Office of Secretary of Transportation 83 $143,420.36
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 81 $150,301.46
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 79 $141,386.30
Federal Labor Relations Authority 78 $124,219.83
Federal Election Commission 78 $142,686.32
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 58 $145,522.21
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 52 $146,366.27
Federal Highway Administration 48 $142,366.35
Office of Justice Programs 44 $149,975.82
Surface Transportation Board 43 $152,457.35
Headquarters, Nasa 42 $149,941.76
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 41 $141,536.46
Federal Railroad Administration 38 $129,216.18
Consumer Product Safety Commission 36 $144,761.39
Federal Housing Finance Agency 36 $207,913.28
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 35 $134,691.69
Office of Personnel Management 34 $145,390.21
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 34 $114,614.24
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 33 $159,726.67
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 32 $124,240.06
National Credit Union Administration 31 $1,556.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 31 $146,474.71
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 31 $128,783.32
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 30 $124,569.40
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 30 $109,177.07
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 29 $195,489.07
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 28 $135,360.54
Federal Transit Administration 28 $137,606.25
National Science Foundation 26 $160,431.08
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 25 $160,022.96
U.S. Secret Service 25 $134,042.79
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 25 $133,827.24
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 25 $138,519.64
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 25 $133,689.48
U.S. Marshals Service 25 $159,295.68
Maritime Administration 24 $138,898.96
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 24 $136,591.88
Federal Maritime Commission 24 $138,229.46
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 22 $133,033.00
U.S. Tax Court 21 $148,701.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 20 $133,368.10
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 20 $128,838.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 20 $139,611.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 18 $151,173.28
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $138,863.11
Office of Government Ethics 18 $148,185.72
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 17 $154,478.82
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 17 $136,464.00
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 17 $170,300.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 17 $122,266.94
Office of Management and Budget 15 $131,582.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 15 $133,224.87
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $154,853.20
Railroad Retirement Board 15 $149,011.53
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 14 $131,667.57
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 14 $142,722.43
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $156,932.86
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $147,543.07
John F. Kennedy Space Center 14 $122,327.71
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $143,558.43
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 14 $129,441.57
Federal Student Aid 14 $112,574.71
Farm Credit Administration 14 $223,271.93
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 14 $124,072.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $155,688.08
Peace Corps 13 $151,531.23
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 13 $153,952.46
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 12 $152,775.17
Corporation for National and Community Service 11 $152,886.36
Economic Development Administration 11 $136,320.55
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 11 $149,169.27
U.S. Mint 11 $148,682.36
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 11 $155,340.09
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 11 $148,520.36
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 10 $131,349.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $142,012.20
Government Printing Office 10 $143,738.90
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 10 $141,152.30
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $139,795.33
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 9 $142,107.33
National Institutes of Health 9 $64,436.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $153,795.33
Ames Research Center 9 $157,109.00
Office of Administration 9 $147,685.78
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $122,917.00
Langley Research Center 8 $131,580.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 8 $135,866.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 8 $115,032.00
Office of the Director 8 $122,194.00
National Appeals Division 8 $137,562.50
Administrative Conference of the United States 8 $127,074.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $151,272.50
National Gallery of Art 7 $156,734.57
Trade and Development Agency 6 $139,913.50
National Mediation Board 6 $148,340.83
Office of Management (Department of Education) 6 $143,529.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $126,729.40
International Trade Administration 5 $153,928.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $160,662.80
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 4 $134,494.75
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 4 $162,537.50
Presidio Trust 4 $182,620.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $124,582.25
National Council on Disability 4 $120,313.25
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $147,353.50
National Endowment for the Arts 4 $122,381.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $130,681.75
Institute of Museum and Library Services 4 $149,674.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $170,261.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $101,760.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $121,673.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $151,052.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $142,819.33
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $104,131.67
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 3 $138,270.67
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $132,709.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 2 $160,011.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $126,781.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 2 $138,210.50
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 2 $146,833.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $167,000.00
Indian Health Service 2 $103,638.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $140,344.00
African Development Foundation 2 $114,205.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 2 $144,446.50
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $150,780.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $144,407.50
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $163,407.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $161,900.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $254,803.00
International-American Foundation 1 $162,900.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $161,900.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $158,123.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $151,700.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $112,021.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $161,900.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $161,900.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $153,730.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $161,900.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $155,073.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $161,900.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $169,223.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $147,120.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
Selective Service System 1 $161,900.00
Community Relations Service 1 $161,900.00
Denali Commission 1 $140,585.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $139,209.77. The highest paid General Attorney made $287,774 in 2018.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 23,352
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,951
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,825
ES - Senior Executive Service 868
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 337
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 308
CG - Corporate Graded 286
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 274
SL - Senior Level Positions 202
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 178
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 178
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 173
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 110
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 99
AL - Administrative Law Judges 93
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 93
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 86
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 59
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 48
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 47
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 41
FO - Foreign Service Officers 39
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 32
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 26
CU - Credit Union Employees 24
EX - Executive Pay 24
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 22
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 17
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 15
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 14
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 14
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 10
ZA - Administrative 10
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
PG - Printing Office Grades 9
SN - Senior Level System 8
SS - Senior Staff Positions 7
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 7
FE - Senior Foreign Service 6
AJ - Administrative Judges 6
IT - 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
IG - Inspectors General 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1

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Occupation Family: 0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP

Average General Attorney Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $139,210 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0905.

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