General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $111,131.86* *Based on the 2004 average.
26,495 EMPLOYEES
$2.94B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 26,495 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, 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 $120,702.

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 5,419 $120,702.12
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2,778 $117,068.37
Internal Revenue Service 1,941 $102,428.59
Social Security Administration 1,675 $82,890.30
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,521 $134,356.80
Environmental Protection Agency 1,061 $107,307.88
National Labor Relations Board 763 $102,924.44
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 599 $99,238.34
Federal Trade Commission 540 $114,038.76
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 533 $99,518.19
Federal Communications Commission 519 $118,848.64
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 464 $107,928.24
Department of Energy 453 $114,679.14
Patent and Trademark Office 420 $98,541.07
Executive Office for Immigration Review 407 $127,681.54
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 399 $102,901.59
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 379 $98,957.62
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 317 $102,422.05
Board of Veterans Appeals 308 $96,358.63
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 271 $145,041.70
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 263 $93,446.65
U.S. Trustee Program 233 $112,006.84
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 229 $101,884.85
Small Business Administration 223 $93,771.26
Office for Civil Rights 209 $89,862.27
Department of State 194 $117,515.49
Federal Aviation Administration 192 $114,286.46
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 170 $131,381.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 167 $106,366.46
Transportation Security Administration 163 $110,329.37
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 156 $105,838.57
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 137 $97,378.22
Merit Systems Protection Board 125 $115,521.06
Office of Comptroller of Currency 117 $132,153.70
Federal Bureau of Investigation 117 $112,014.54
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 110 $105,301.75
Office of Secretary of Labor 102 $101,347.74
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 94 $105,792.86
Federal Labor Relations Authority 87 $93,050.72
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 87 $120,115.97
Departmental Offices 84 $122,840.18
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 83 $109,141.34
Federal Election Commission 83 $99,037.63
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 82 $116,659.32
U.S. Coast Guard 81 $96,818.49
Food and Drug Administration 80 $98,699.38
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 78 $110,614.57
Drug Enforcement Administration 71 $115,156.25
Office of Secretary of Transportation 69 $120,774.32
Agency for International Development 68 $112,090.18
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 65 $100,766.83
63 $93,049.61
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 61 $112,463.56
U.S. International Trade Commission 57 $113,022.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 52 $116,346.59
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 45 $107,138.24
Office of Special Counsel 45 $98,252.59
Federal Highway Administration 44 $108,570.66
Surface Transportation Board 41 $115,765.12
Headquarters, Nasa 36 $121,633.03
Office of Thrift Supervision 33 $144,467.73
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 30 $95,439.03
Federal Emergency Management Agency 30 $104,060.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 29 $101,753.90
Federal Railroad Administration 29 $102,650.69
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 27 $95,964.89
Office of Personnel Management 26 $107,165.27
Export-Import Bank of the United States 26 $117,062.35
Consumer Product Safety Commission 25 $109,911.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 25 $100,715.71
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 25 $95,887.80
Office of Justice Programs 24 $107,425.29
Maritime Administration 23 $107,248.52
Federal Transit Administration 23 $112,541.52
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 23 $119,782.74
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 22 $0.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 22 $99,934.23
Federal Maritime Commission 21 $97,803.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 20 $98,452.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 20 $121,159.25
National Credit Union Administration 20 $146,587.85
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 20 $103,106.40
National Science Foundation 20 $114,985.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 19 $101,844.37
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 19 $105,874.84
Financial Management Service 18 $113,120.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 18 $93,929.39
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 18 $96,636.59
Office of Management and Budget 16 $123,718.31
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 16 $109,395.06
Office of Government Ethics 14 $113,789.31
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $122,358.43
U.S. Secret Service 14 $105,737.29
Farm Credit Administration 14 $136,185.86
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $105,314.64
U.S. Marshals Service 14 $121,232.93
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 13 $114,259.92
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 13 $94,511.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $95,254.31
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $107,912.00
Langley Research Center 11 $102,840.91
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $102,479.27
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $107,305.00
Economic Development Administration 11 $107,599.36
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 10 $110,342.40
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 10 $106,842.00
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 10 $136,869.60
National Institutes of Health 10 $61,054.40
Federal Housing Finance Board 10 $141,019.30
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $118,810.11
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 9 $109,616.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 9 $99,396.44
Ames Research Center 9 $119,600.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $105,956.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 9 $108,573.33
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $109,293.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $101,988.38
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $101,973.63
U.S. Mint 8 $117,199.75
National Mediation Board 8 $107,546.63
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $120,968.25
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $117,355.75
Commission on Civil Rights 8 $93,938.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 8 $99,911.00
Indian Affairs 8 $90,119.63
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 7 $122,942.71
Government Printing Office 7 $108,803.71
National Gallery of Art 7 $103,585.57
Peace Corps 7 $131,501.43
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7 $100,099.57
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 6 $108,940.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 6 $122,427.50
Departmental Administration 6 $131,603.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $114,919.17
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 6 $115,374.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 5 $124,508.60
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $111,161.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 5 $102,865.40
Office of the Director 5 $115,753.00
Trade and Development Agency 5 $103,227.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $103,251.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 5 $116,225.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 5 $108,331.80
Presidio Trust 4 $145,362.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $109,971.75
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 4 $106,844.25
Veterans Benefits Administration 4 $78,962.50
Program Support Center 4 $87,379.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $113,910.50
Board of Contract Appeals 4 $145,600.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $111,926.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $129,834.00
National Council on Disability 3 $101,106.33
Office of Administration 3 $122,112.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 3 $119,408.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 3 $111,263.67
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $99,072.67
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $133,256.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $101,733.67
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $103,393.67
Office of Governmentwide Policy 3 $124,735.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $108,790.33
Veterans Health Administration 2 $113,597.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $113,857.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $120,540.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $129,201.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $113,438.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $104,416.00
International-American Foundation 2 $113,343.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $76,100.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $137,186.50
National Park Service 1 $109,846.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $126,980.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $130,305.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $72,108.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $93,732.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $120,280.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $87,500.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $109,218.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $85,210.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $110,256.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $181,332.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $135,602.00
Antitrust Modernization Commission 1 $110,000.00
National Appeals Division 1 $145,600.00
Community Relations Service 1 $130,305.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $130,305.00
Ous Border and Transportation Security 1 $123,622.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $99,413.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $123,622.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $92,956.00
Selective Service System 1 $100,231.00
U.S. Institute of Peace 1 $120,280.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $135,000.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $85,210.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $126,064.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $130,305.00
African Development Foundation 1 $130,305.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $111,131.86. The highest paid General Attorney made $248,185 in 2004.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 16,094
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,454
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,446
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 948
ES - Senior Executive Service 773
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 224
CG - Corporate Graded 212
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 170
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 157
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 117
SL - Senior Level Positions 107
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 107
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 74
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 72
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 62
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 58
AL - Administrative Law Judges 56
EX - Executive Pay 43
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 33
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 28
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 26
EO - Fdic Executive Pay 25
** - 22
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 21
FO - Foreign Service Officers 17
CU - Credit Union Employees 15
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 15
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 13
SN - Senior Level System 12
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 8
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 7
AJ - Administrative Judges 6
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 6
SS - Senior Staff Positions 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
TF - Federal Housing Finance Board Executive 3
EG - Consultant (other) 2
FM - Former Pmrs Employees 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1

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Occupation Family: 0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP

Average General Attorney Pay Trend from 2004 to 2015

In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $135,943 in 2015.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0905.

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