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General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $117,556.32* *Based on the 2006 average.
27,033 EMPLOYEES
$3.18B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 27,033 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, 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 $125,675.

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 5,291 $125,674.93
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2,803 $126,072.29
Internal Revenue Service 1,924 $110,549.26
Social Security Administration 1,700 $90,430.76
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,419 $149,666.02
Environmental Protection Agency 1,050 $117,350.32
National Labor Relations Board 737 $113,401.94
Small Business Administration 642 $65,366.12
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 634 $107,161.17
Patent and Trademark Office 560 $98,494.44
Federal Trade Commission 542 $124,164.46
Federal Communications Commission 511 $127,871.91
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 511 $107,587.51
Department of Energy 501 $119,655.31
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 484 $103,722.77
Executive Office for Immigration Review 422 $135,344.51
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 422 $118,111.70
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 402 $105,584.15
Board of Veterans Appeals 328 $98,301.57
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 305 $111,528.15
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 284 $100,228.42
U.S. Trustee Program 263 $117,870.66
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 234 $155,280.96
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 231 $109,672.53
Office for Civil Rights 213 $98,576.23
Department of State 185 $126,903.64
Federal Aviation Administration 182 $124,786.31
Transportation Security Administration 177 $121,113.93
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 158 $113,417.61
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 152 $147,244.88
Federal Bureau of Investigation 151 $121,686.82
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 150 $105,686.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 150 $109,070.95
Merit Systems Protection Board 129 $125,943.53
Office of Comptroller of Currency 123 $141,779.99
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 115 $113,455.36
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 98 $115,522.21
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 97 $115,193.56
Office of Secretary of Labor 92 $105,292.83
U.S. Coast Guard 90 $104,708.74
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 87 $123,159.89
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 82 $129,724.28
Federal Election Commission 82 $110,261.26
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 80 $128,205.41
Departmental Offices 80 $132,791.89
Drug Enforcement Administration 78 $126,621.04
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 71 $120,017.54
Food and Drug Administration 71 $109,428.11
U.S. International Trade Commission 67 $121,784.12
Office of Secretary of Transportation 66 $131,635.65
Agency for International Development 66 $117,238.50
Federal Labor Relations Authority 61 $108,858.90
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 61 $112,407.95
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 60 $123,139.68
52 $99,771.85
Federal Emergency Management Agency 50 $105,610.42
Federal Highway Administration 48 $116,496.02
Surface Transportation Board 45 $122,495.62
Office of Special Counsel 44 $101,915.82
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 43 $120,274.93
Office of Thrift Supervision 35 $162,638.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 35 $103,441.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 34 $104,854.97
Headquarters, Nasa 33 $129,436.70
Federal Railroad Administration 29 $108,578.52
Office of Justice Programs 28 $116,389.93
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 27 $107,528.26
Office of Personnel Management 27 $119,773.52
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 25 $116,360.56
Consumer Product Safety Commission 24 $122,739.75
Federal Transit Administration 24 $117,170.96
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 24 $130,577.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 24 $105,829.50
National Credit Union Administration 23 $143,857.22
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 22 $112,326.05
Federal Maritime Commission 22 $110,710.68
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 22 $108,537.95
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 21 $107,809.48
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 21 $111,817.19
Export-Import Bank of the United States 20 $130,275.45
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 20 $107,934.20
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 19 $101,713.16
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 19 $131,320.11
National Science Foundation 19 $125,651.84
Maritime Administration 18 $117,852.17
U.S. Marshals Service 18 $135,593.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 17 $136,042.88
Financial Management Service 16 $125,960.75
Bureau of the Public Debt 16 $103,507.31
Railroad Retirement Board 15 $132,829.60
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 15 $121,783.87
U.S. Secret Service 15 $112,829.07
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 15 $96,332.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $107,704.93
Farm Credit Administration 14 $149,628.29
Office of Government Ethics 14 $120,942.57
Office of Management and Budget 13 $136,188.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $107,900.38
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 12 $115,225.33
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 12 $126,403.92
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $109,359.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 11 $104,683.55
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $123,388.27
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $115,279.36
Langley Research Center 10 $110,205.40
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $111,498.10
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $108,170.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 10 $103,821.20
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 10 $105,937.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $113,141.30
Economic Development Administration 10 $121,793.50
Ames Research Center 9 $133,470.56
Peace Corps 9 $137,708.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 9 $119,990.22
Federal Housing Finance Board 9 $156,019.56
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 9 $143,725.78
National Institutes of Health 9 $52,175.00
Government Printing Office 9 $125,347.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 8 $111,852.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 8 $116,690.63
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $122,460.75
National Gallery of Art 8 $121,506.25
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $119,014.13
U.S. Mint 8 $116,514.38
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 8 $112,298.75
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 8 $112,370.50
National Mediation Board 7 $114,776.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $116,846.86
Broadcasting Board of Governors 7 $114,253.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 7 $120,678.17
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 6 $130,520.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $131,527.67
Commission on Civil Rights 6 $99,688.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 6 $140,508.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $127,790.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 5 $122,773.20
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 5 $118,408.80
Departmental Administration 5 $136,172.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 5 $131,763.20
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $123,423.00
Office of the Director 5 $127,706.40
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $111,208.60
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $100,642.00
Antitrust Modernization Commission 4 $122,725.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $125,929.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $124,543.25
Board of Contract Appeals 4 $143,146.33
Trade and Development Agency 4 $109,408.75
Presidio Trust 4 $156,958.75
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 4 $111,626.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $116,311.67
Millennium Challenge Corporation 3 $146,351.67
National Council on Disability 3 $114,101.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $107,936.33
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $98,141.67
Office of Administration 3 $127,975.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 3 $129,034.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $141,832.33
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 3 $123,964.33
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $112,191.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 2 $133,650.50
Veterans Health Administration 2 $114,688.00
Election Assistance Commission 2 $109,751.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $146,657.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $79,484.50
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 2 $118,637.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $130,116.50
Program Support Center 2 $96,243.00
International-American Foundation 2 $115,771.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $109,946.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $122,939.00
African Development Foundation 2 $115,008.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $143,609.50
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $139,774.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $139,774.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $109,687.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $97,500.00
National Park Service 1 $120,840.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $141,000.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $136,191.00
Selective Service System 1 $114,688.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $141,274.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $121,856.00
Community Relations Service 1 $139,774.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $79,931.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $139,774.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $91,407.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $145,391.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $69,948.00
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 1 $129,023.00
National Appeals Division 1 $152,000.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $99,636.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $118,828.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $140,774.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $117,556.32. The highest paid General Attorney made $258,683 in 2006.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 17,184
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,325
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,350
ES - Senior Executive Service 769
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 655
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 230
CG - Corporate Graded 180
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 170
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 152
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 123
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 115
SL - Senior Level Positions 111
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 64
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 58
AL - Administrative Law Judges 57
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 57
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 48
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 48
EX - Executive Pay 44
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 43
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 35
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 26
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 24
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 22
CU - Credit Union Employees 19
FO - Foreign Service Officers 17
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 14
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 11
SN - Senior Level System 9
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 9
PG - Printing Office Grades 9
AJ - Administrative Judges 7
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 7
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 7
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 6
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 5
SS - Senior Staff Positions 4
TF - Federal Housing Finance Board Executive 3
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
EG - Consultant (other) 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
FM - Former Pmrs Employees 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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 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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