General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $115,552.15* *Based on the 2005 average.
26,348 EMPLOYEES
$3.04B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 26,348 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, 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 $123,934.

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 5,364 $123,934.34
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2,703 $121,884.00
Internal Revenue Service 1,886 $107,412.20
Social Security Administration 1,652 $87,058.02
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,532 $141,832.67
Environmental Protection Agency 1,053 $112,905.65
National Labor Relations Board 755 $108,137.26
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 576 $105,615.44
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 519 $103,942.93
Federal Trade Commission 518 $119,958.38
Federal Communications Commission 488 $124,439.48
Patent and Trademark Office 470 $99,923.94
Department of Energy 464 $118,184.65
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 459 $102,325.62
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 454 $113,274.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 402 $132,948.79
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 392 $102,938.84
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 316 $106,938.55
Board of Veterans Appeals 299 $100,136.43
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 264 $98,005.84
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 249 $149,849.39
U.S. Trustee Program 240 $115,985.18
Small Business Administration 233 $93,262.14
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 227 $105,617.33
Office for Civil Rights 206 $95,027.45
Department of State 197 $122,473.90
Federal Aviation Administration 187 $118,722.53
Transportation Security Administration 170 $115,220.36
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 169 $139,018.51
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 156 $111,211.41
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 155 $108,354.37
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 144 $100,795.35
Federal Bureau of Investigation 135 $116,929.08
Merit Systems Protection Board 125 $121,030.82
Office of Comptroller of Currency 119 $138,124.62
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 118 $107,635.77
Office of Secretary of Labor 97 $103,407.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 95 $109,125.56
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 87 $111,868.31
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 86 $116,188.95
U.S. Coast Guard 81 $101,494.25
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 81 $125,981.65
Federal Election Commission 81 $105,925.82
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 80 $120,600.46
Food and Drug Administration 77 $105,554.25
Departmental Offices 75 $127,939.96
Drug Enforcement Administration 75 $122,350.63
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 73 $114,841.33
Office of Secretary of Transportation 72 $125,641.97
Federal Labor Relations Authority 69 $102,616.67
Agency for International Development 67 $114,356.48
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 66 $107,659.32
U.S. International Trade Commission 62 $118,142.52
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 61 $121,044.66
56 $96,453.09
Federal Highway Administration 46 $109,641.24
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 46 $111,246.15
Office of Special Counsel 45 $100,918.44
Surface Transportation Board 40 $118,498.38
Office of Thrift Supervision 36 $154,044.42
Federal Emergency Management Agency 36 $108,055.94
Headquarters, Nasa 35 $123,554.03
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 35 $99,566.77
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 32 $102,388.38
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 31 $108,506.07
Office of Justice Programs 30 $112,646.33
Federal Railroad Administration 27 $108,706.37
Office of Personnel Management 27 $116,193.63
Consumer Product Safety Commission 26 $117,103.08
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 25 $105,181.92
Export-Import Bank of the United States 25 $122,491.88
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 24 $101,243.79
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 23 $101,864.74
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 23 $100,143.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 23 $108,996.26
National Credit Union Administration 22 $145,758.32
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 22 $126,820.68
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 21 $96,748.19
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 21 $129,211.48
Federal Transit Administration 20 $112,438.90
Federal Maritime Commission 20 $105,943.90
Maritime Administration 20 $110,823.30
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 19 $106,172.42
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 19 $107,627.84
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 19 $90,951.16
National Science Foundation 19 $121,205.84
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 18 $127,503.11
Bureau of the Public Debt 18 $95,664.39
Financial Management Service 17 $119,800.12
U.S. Marshals Service 17 $128,918.65
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 15 $116,117.07
U.S. Secret Service 14 $113,257.50
Farm Credit Administration 14 $144,521.57
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 14 $119,147.00
Office of Management and Budget 14 $129,039.21
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $108,949.07
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $127,891.86
Office of Government Ethics 13 $119,109.54
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 13 $101,311.92
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $102,382.46
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 12 $98,594.17
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 12 $114,085.17
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $112,758.09
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $113,104.82
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 11 $99,272.36
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 10 $111,915.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $101,905.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 10 $114,237.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 10 $102,670.50
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 10 $141,032.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 10 $101,713.30
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 9 $109,326.33
Ames Research Center 9 $130,258.89
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $108,113.33
Economic Development Administration 9 $117,778.44
Federal Housing Finance Board 9 $146,547.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 9 $104,600.33
U.S. Mint 8 $123,011.75
National Mediation Board 8 $114,894.13
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 8 $111,694.38
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $126,760.63
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $116,979.00
Langley Research Center 8 $113,990.25
National Institutes of Health 8 $0.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 8 $106,747.00
Peace Corps 8 $134,082.38
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $114,046.13
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $128,029.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 7 $131,983.86
National Gallery of Art 7 $115,117.43
Government Printing Office 7 $116,528.29
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7 $105,568.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 6 $127,695.17
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $125,691.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 6 $121,991.50
Commission on Civil Rights 6 $88,111.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $117,782.80
Departmental Administration 5 $132,999.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 5 $111,204.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 5 $131,109.60
Board of Contract Appeals 5 $142,218.50
Trade and Development Agency 5 $102,936.20
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 5 $119,454.80
Office of the Director 4 $120,017.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $119,624.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $117,809.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $132,657.75
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $82,670.75
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $87,208.67
Office of Administration 3 $122,562.33
Presidio Trust 3 $155,420.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $112,449.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 3 $118,414.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 3 $124,407.67
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $107,309.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $99,440.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $134,815.00
National Council on Disability 3 $110,312.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 2 $114,698.00
Antitrust Modernization Commission 2 $111,000.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $120,226.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $110,878.00
Program Support Center 2 $90,036.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $125,009.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $132,244.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $129,201.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $111,493.00
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 2 $128,205.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $143,203.50
Millennium Challenge Corporation 2 $149,887.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $135,136.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $124,740.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $135,136.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $117,809.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $135,136.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $113,268.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $115,000.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $190,398.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $140,300.00
National Appeals Division 1 $149,200.00
Community Relations Service 1 $135,136.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $135,136.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $106,044.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $128,205.00
Selective Service System 1 $107,413.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $110,878.00
International-American Foundation 1 $106,044.00
U.S. Institute of Peace 1 $128,205.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $96,420.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $135,136.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $91,315.00
National Park Service 1 $116,942.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $103,947.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $77,274.00
African Development Foundation 1 $135,136.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $85,123.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $115,552.15. The highest paid General Attorney made $258,683 in 2005.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 16,243
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,409
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,459
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 774
ES - Senior Executive Service 750
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 220
CG - Corporate Graded 195
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 169
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 161
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 119
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 117
SL - Senior Level Positions 107
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 69
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 61
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 55
AL - Administrative Law Judges 55
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 42
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 42
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 36
EX - Executive Pay 32
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 28
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 23
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 21
CU - Credit Union Employees 18
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 15
FO - Foreign Service Officers 14
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 12
SN - Senior Level System 11
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 9
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 9
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 8
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 8
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 7
AJ - Administrative Judges 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
FE - Senior Foreign Service 6
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 6
SS - Senior Staff Positions 4
TF - Federal Housing Finance Board Executive 2
EG - Consultant (other) 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
FM - Former Pmrs Employees 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 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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