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General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $130,515.48* *Based on the 2017 average.
34,796 EMPLOYEES
$4.03B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 34,796 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, 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 $30,109.

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 5,831 $30,109.33
Social Security Administration 3,815 $99,384.10
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,650 $150,872.09
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,935 $200,253.60
Internal Revenue Service 1,599 $136,643.96
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1,138 $124,307.04
Environmental Protection Agency 1,009 $143,325.12
Board of Veterans Appeals 807 $105,285.62
Patent and Trademark Office 803 $132,147.98
Executive Office for Immigration Review 669 $145,139.55
National Labor Relations Board 663 $131,154.90
Federal Trade Commission 633 $149,946.06
Federal Communications Commission 570 $153,486.28
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 506 $127,107.64
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 499 $141,166.81
Small Business Administration 453 $88,976.75
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 428 $138,682.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 425 $136,140.73
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 408 $124,955.33
U.S. Trustee Program 375 $148,632.46
Office for Civil Rights 368 $117,401.26
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 357 $213,644.89
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 347 $133,633.13
Department of Energy 340 $138,990.44
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 310 $480.00
Department of State 281 $148,841.33
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 276 $191,239.44
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 261 $145,122.34
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 244 $147,836.38
Federal Bureau of Investigation 224 $139,136.31
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 224 $86,515.48
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 197 $135,631.62
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 192 $137,792.89
Federal Aviation Administration 191 $145,515.08
Federal Emergency Management Agency 190 $128,458.99
Transportation Security Administration 182 $155,637.13
Office of Comptroller of Currency 179 $193,276.98
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 176 $138,631.49
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 144 $138,478.64
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 143 $144,434.91
Food and Drug Administration 137 $138,323.69
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 129 $134,917.88
Merit Systems Protection Board 125 $144,345.70
Office of Secretary of Labor 117 $118,337.70
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 116 $143,717.34
Departmental Offices 112 $160,059.20
Drug Enforcement Administration 112 $154,781.61
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 108 $143,763.87
Agency for International Development 108 $151,794.29
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 101 $139,388.76
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 89 $142,077.72
Office of Special Counsel 89 $125,055.42
U.S. International Trade Commission 86 $144,827.94
Office of Secretary of Transportation 81 $143,187.62
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 81 $89,450.12
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 80 $141,299.03
Federal Election Commission 78 $142,542.83
Federal Labor Relations Authority 78 $124,602.22
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 57 $145,373.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 51 $147,377.45
Federal Highway Administration 48 $142,006.58
Office of Justice Programs 44 $149,556.32
Surface Transportation Board 43 $152,355.19
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 42 $141,845.19
Headquarters, Nasa 41 $151,760.24
Consumer Product Safety Commission 37 $143,656.86
Federal Railroad Administration 37 $129,536.22
Federal Housing Finance Agency 37 $207,324.46
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 35 $134,691.69
Office of Personnel Management 34 $144,936.12
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 33 $114,502.21
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 33 $159,726.67
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 32 $121,548.66
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 32 $128,158.75
National Credit Union Administration 31 $187,075.16
Export-Import Bank of the United States 30 $145,817.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 30 $124,436.87
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 30 $108,799.40
Federal Transit Administration 28 $137,606.25
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 28 $188,402.68
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 26 $136,131.31
National Science Foundation 26 $160,431.08
Federal Maritime Commission 25 $137,330.48
U.S. Marshals Service 25 $158,655.68
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 25 $133,543.16
Maritime Administration 25 $137,973.20
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 25 $159,395.72
U.S. Secret Service 25 $133,755.54
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 25 $133,827.24
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 24 $138,153.67
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 24 $136,460.21
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 22 $99,719.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 21 $139,736.38
U.S. Tax Court 21 $148,701.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 20 $133,328.10
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 20 $128,838.50
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 19 $151,915.84
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 18 $135,935.89
Office of Government Ethics 18 $147,978.28
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $138,653.28
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 17 $150,322.65
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 17 $170,300.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 17 $122,266.94
Federal Student Aid 16 $115,689.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $154,736.53
Railroad Retirement Board 15 $146,719.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 14 $133,627.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 14 $123,828.86
John F. Kennedy Space Center 14 $122,327.71
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $147,543.07
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $143,558.43
Farm Credit Administration 14 $222,793.07
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 14 $128,268.14
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 14 $142,465.14
Office of Management and Budget 14 $134,282.43
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 14 $131,596.14
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 13 $153,952.46
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 13 $155,758.46
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $155,688.08
Peace Corps 12 $150,465.75
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 12 $152,775.17
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 11 $147,718.91
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 11 $149,123.82
U.S. Mint 11 $147,207.64
Corporation for National and Community Service 11 $152,886.36
Economic Development Administration 11 $135,921.18
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 10 $155,041.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 10 $141,075.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 10 $131,349.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $142,012.20
Government Printing Office 9 $145,270.11
Ames Research Center 9 $156,578.44
Office of Administration 9 $147,130.22
National Institutes of Health 9 $64,436.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $153,795.33
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $139,795.33
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 9 $137,221.78
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $151,272.50
Langley Research Center 8 $130,336.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 8 $135,866.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $122,917.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 8 $114,706.13
Office of the Director 8 $121,799.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 8 $126,574.50
National Appeals Division 8 $137,562.50
National Gallery of Art 7 $156,734.57
Office of Management (Department of Education) 6 $143,529.50
Trade and Development Agency 6 $139,181.33
National Mediation Board 6 $148,340.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $160,662.80
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $126,729.40
International Trade Administration 5 $153,928.60
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $124,582.25
National Council on Disability 4 $120,188.25
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $146,233.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 4 $162,537.50
Presidio Trust 4 $182,520.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $130,681.75
National Endowment for the Arts 4 $122,006.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $165,019.33
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $132,773.33
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 3 $135,781.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $142,819.33
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $121,673.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $151,052.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $170,261.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $100,896.67
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $103,881.67
International-American Foundation 2 $130,428.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $144,407.50
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 $136,960.50
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
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 2 $144,446.50
Indian Health Service 2 $103,638.00
African Development Foundation 2 $114,205.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $140,344.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $150,780.00
Denali Commission 1 $140,585.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $161,900.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $163,407.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $161,900.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $254,803.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $161,900.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $161,900.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $147,120.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $151,700.00
Selective Service System 1 $161,900.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $161,900.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $155,073.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $153,730.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $169,223.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $161,900.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
Community Relations Service 1 $161,900.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $158,123.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $112,021.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $130,515.48. The highest paid General Attorney made $287,774 in 2017.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 23,182
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,948
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,834
ES - Senior Executive Service 868
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 338
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 310
CG - Corporate Graded 288
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 276
SL - Senior Level Positions 203
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 179
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 179
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 95
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 90
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 88
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 61
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 48
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 45
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 41
FO - Foreign Service Officers 39
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 30
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 27
CU - Credit Union Employees 24
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 23
EX - Executive Pay 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
ZA - Administrative 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 10
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
IT - 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
SN - Senior Level System 8
SS - Senior Staff Positions 7
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 7
AJ - Administrative Judges 6
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $130,515 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0905.

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