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General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $137,387.20* *Based on the 2016 average.
34,124 EMPLOYEES
$4.65B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 34,124 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, 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 $137,287.

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 5,778 $137,287.30
Social Security Administration 3,616 $95,256.66
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,507 $146,893.91
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,843 $193,243.20
Internal Revenue Service 1,673 $132,097.52
Environmental Protection Agency 1,003 $140,369.22
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 910 $125,543.25
National Labor Relations Board 719 $124,611.24
Patent and Trademark Office 695 $131,712.20
Federal Trade Commission 658 $143,909.08
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 607 $118,862.81
Federal Communications Commission 597 $150,189.87
Executive Office for Immigration Review 571 $142,105.52
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 551 $134,127.11
Board of Veterans Appeals 550 $107,030.31
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 483 $122,376.20
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 458 $128,950.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 402 $204,730.86
U.S. Trustee Program 384 $144,697.29
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 374 $120,409.01
Office for Civil Rights 340 $112,791.25
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 338 $128,473.19
Department of Energy 331 $135,882.06
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 297 $176,550.41
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 285 $575.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 266 $138,319.01
Small Business Administration 229 $115,884.98
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 229 $140,068.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 218 $147,425.33
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 201 $131,712.00
Federal Aviation Administration 194 $137,433.31
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 191 $130,210.58
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 187 $129,122.37
Transportation Security Administration 186 $144,995.99
Federal Emergency Management Agency 176 $121,275.28
Office of Comptroller of Currency 174 $186,455.14
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 157 $133,573.94
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 131 $130,713.04
Food and Drug Administration 130 $130,096.58
Merit Systems Protection Board 122 $142,792.88
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 121 $141,513.83
Departmental Offices 120 $154,097.53
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 108 $139,939.15
Office of Secretary of Labor 108 $117,797.64
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 104 $136,048.22
Agency for International Development 104 $146,584.34
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 103 $144,023.25
U.S. Coast Guard 102 $127,211.36
Drug Enforcement Administration 93 $152,595.84
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 90 $136,738.04
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 83 $130,248.96
Federal Election Commission 82 $137,561.07
U.S. International Trade Commission 77 $143,393.70
Office of Special Counsel 77 $120,496.79
Federal Labor Relations Authority 76 $119,320.99
Office of Secretary of Transportation 76 $135,368.24
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 76 $143,047.91
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 58 $135,432.84
Federal Highway Administration 50 $134,745.24
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 49 $139,690.55
Surface Transportation Board 48 $139,426.63
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 41 $135,019.12
Office of Justice Programs 41 $142,719.76
Headquarters, Nasa 39 $145,848.13
Federal Railroad Administration 39 $130,178.97
Consumer Product Safety Commission 36 $139,075.92
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 36 $130,614.17
Federal Housing Finance Agency 35 $200,332.29
Export-Import Bank of the United States 33 $139,737.58
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 31 $180,132.68
Office of Personnel Management 31 $140,892.71
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 29 $124,116.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 28 $98,555.79
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 28 $110,040.50
National Credit Union Administration 28 $176,527.11
Federal Transit Administration 27 $133,414.70
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 26 $129,616.54
Federal Maritime Commission 26 $129,680.38
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 25 $117,266.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 25 $132,474.48
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 25 $155,836.60
National Science Foundation 25 $150,394.52
U.S. Marshals Service 24 $151,600.58
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 24 $152,786.79
Maritime Administration 24 $128,433.58
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 23 $125,374.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 23 $126,564.91
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 22 $134,857.41
U.S. Secret Service 21 $128,108.71
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 20 $137,466.75
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $132,234.20
U.S. Tax Court 19 $142,706.21
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 19 $128,276.53
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 19 $123,664.84
Office of Government Ethics 19 $133,441.89
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 18 $110,708.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 18 $129,794.06
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $127,987.94
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 18 $129,877.33
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 17 $160,904.65
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 16 $148,540.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 16 $124,969.69
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 15 $128,137.53
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 15 $120,005.47
National Archives and Records Administration 15 $132,880.60
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $151,327.47
Farm Credit Administration 15 $206,157.13
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 14 $130,307.71
Railroad Retirement Board 13 $144,962.92
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $112,944.31
Broadcasting Board of Governors 13 $136,291.85
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $153,198.23
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 12 $142,401.58
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 12 $154,537.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 12 $141,071.50
Office of Management and Budget 12 $137,885.92
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 11 $126,975.91
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 11 $112,796.09
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 11 $134,208.27
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 11 $144,378.36
U.S. Mint 11 $136,672.55
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 11 $153,361.64
National Transportation Safety Board 11 $140,684.09
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 10 $154,712.60
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $144,944.40
Economic Development Administration 10 $129,598.70
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 10 $148,022.80
National Institutes of Health 10 $62,818.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $146,213.22
Administrative Conference of the United States 9 $117,482.44
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $153,792.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 9 $129,265.22
Government Printing Office 9 $142,082.56
Peace Corps 9 $145,603.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 9 $115,683.78
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $129,430.78
National Mediation Board 8 $138,020.38
Ames Research Center 8 $145,200.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $137,085.00
National Gallery of Art 7 $163,081.57
Office of the Director 6 $115,806.50
Trade and Development Agency 6 $135,280.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $113,331.33
Langley Research Center 6 $144,408.17
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 5 $132,239.00
Office of Administration 5 $127,246.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 5 $144,271.60
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $155,820.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $155,789.80
Presidio Trust 5 $193,407.60
International Trade Administration 4 $138,360.25
National Council on Disability 4 $107,904.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $118,369.00
National Endowment for the Arts 4 $110,242.25
Federal Student Aid 4 $131,473.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $126,120.75
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $148,304.67
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $123,680.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $97,635.00
Departmental Administration 3 $116,987.00
Community Relations Service 3 $152,426.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $134,907.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $160,174.67
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $150,381.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 3 $137,959.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $91,225.33
Office of Governmentwide Policy 2 $152,994.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $110,905.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $124,255.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 2 $132,515.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 2 $158,700.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $163,598.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $154,244.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $163,700.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $134,156.50
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $140,143.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $151,681.00
International-American Foundation 2 $120,885.50
African Development Foundation 2 $158,700.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $158,116.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $139,523.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $158,700.00
Denali Commission 1 $115,477.00
National Appeals Division 1 $181,500.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $150,830.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $158,700.00
Selective Service System 1 $155,705.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $158,700.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $230,252.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $132,613.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $158,700.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $153,608.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $139,227.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $137,387.20. The highest paid General Attorney made $282,928 in 2016.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 22,406
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,996
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,854
ES - Senior Executive Service 910
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 310
CG - Corporate Graded 301
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 294
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 279
SL - Senior Level Positions 193
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 182
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 177
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 176
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 144
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 100
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 85
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 84
AL - Administrative Law Judges 75
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 68
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 50
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 50
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 38
FO - Foreign Service Officers 37
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 34
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 31
EX - Executive Pay 30
CU - Credit Union Employees 24
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 19
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 18
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 16
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 16
ZA - Administrative 12
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 12
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
SN - Senior Level System 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 7
FE - Senior Foreign Service 6
AJ - Administrative Judges 6
SS - Senior Staff Positions 6
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 2
EG - Consultant (other) 2
IG - Inspectors General 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1

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Occupation Family: 0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP

Average General Attorney Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $137,387 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0905.

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