General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $121,136.79* *Based on the 2007 average.
27,066 EMPLOYEES
$3.28B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 8th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 27,066 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, 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 $127,373.

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 5,295 $127,372.89
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2,953 $127,450.45
Internal Revenue Service 1,807 $114,444.73
Social Security Administration 1,732 $93,209.85
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,377 $155,426.48
Environmental Protection Agency 1,047 $122,912.89
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 752 $108,401.59
National Labor Relations Board 705 $117,412.14
Patent and Trademark Office 572 $103,553.48
Federal Trade Commission 552 $127,631.60
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 547 $104,999.38
Department of Energy 509 $122,385.72
Federal Communications Commission 507 $131,700.26
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 487 $111,418.55
Executive Office for Immigration Review 430 $136,633.73
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 426 $122,039.43
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 409 $108,389.73
Board of Veterans Appeals 349 $97,871.18
Small Business Administration 334 $86,449.95
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 316 $114,650.05
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 295 $102,064.27
U.S. Trustee Program 284 $119,542.21
Office for Civil Rights 245 $98,304.36
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 235 $160,397.69
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 228 $113,788.55
Department of State 202 $127,252.25
Federal Aviation Administration 193 $124,061.31
Transportation Security Administration 171 $127,254.30
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 158 $115,028.88
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 156 $108,900.22
Federal Bureau of Investigation 152 $125,564.91
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 151 $113,522.87
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 143 $153,972.94
Office of Comptroller of Currency 125 $152,728.46
Merit Systems Protection Board 125 $129,739.35
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 114 $117,852.75
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 101 $126,363.42
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 97 $118,627.26
Office of Secretary of Labor 96 $104,905.75
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 95 $126,359.66
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 92 $121,244.95
Departmental Offices 88 $133,369.48
U.S. Coast Guard 85 $106,877.09
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 84 $129,634.58
Drug Enforcement Administration 77 $131,386.95
Federal Election Commission 75 $112,623.39
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 73 $118,684.78
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 70 $124,580.40
Food and Drug Administration 69 $113,591.46
U.S. International Trade Commission 66 $127,214.79
Agency for International Development 64 $120,564.08
Office of Secretary of Transportation 61 $134,330.53
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 59 $118,509.17
Federal Labor Relations Authority 56 $112,563.93
Federal Emergency Management Agency 55 $107,072.42
54 $102,270.30
Federal Highway Administration 49 $122,346.88
Office of Special Counsel 45 $108,457.02
Surface Transportation Board 44 $124,949.61
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 41 $122,900.22
Office of Thrift Supervision 38 $167,275.50
Headquarters, Nasa 38 $131,785.76
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 34 $108,154.24
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 33 $109,416.18
Federal Railroad Administration 28 $114,040.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 26 $111,103.08
Office of Justice Programs 26 $125,904.04
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 26 $96,043.15
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 25 $137,528.72
Office of Personnel Management 25 $124,507.20
Consumer Product Safety Commission 24 $126,412.92
National Credit Union Administration 24 $144,977.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 24 $112,325.79
Federal Transit Administration 23 $121,822.48
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 23 $113,207.91
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 22 $107,827.50
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 22 $110,779.00
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 21 $151,409.43
Federal Maritime Commission 21 $111,745.86
Export-Import Bank of the United States 21 $135,977.38
National Science Foundation 20 $131,117.40
Maritime Administration 20 $116,595.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 20 $113,319.05
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 20 $119,613.85
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 19 $133,979.84
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 19 $140,528.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 18 $114,833.94
U.S. Secret Service 17 $118,300.47
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 17 $122,780.56
Financial Management Service 16 $129,120.56
Bureau of the Public Debt 16 $107,937.50
U.S. Marshals Service 16 $138,048.31
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $113,619.57
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $113,529.21
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 14 $99,025.79
Millennium Challenge Corporation 14 $140,876.29
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $137,374.86
Office of Government Ethics 14 $127,434.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 12 $132,406.58
Farm Credit Administration 12 $153,177.25
Office of Management and Budget 12 $144,035.92
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $113,876.83
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $128,022.09
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 11 $109,497.64
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 11 $119,480.18
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 11 $119,969.55
Economic Development Administration 10 $122,931.20
U.S. Mint 10 $116,121.60
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $115,711.70
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $119,349.80
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $126,084.44
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $115,242.89
Government Printing Office 9 $128,808.11
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 9 $114,986.78
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $125,210.78
National Archives and Records Administration 9 $118,282.89
Ames Research Center 8 $136,855.88
National Gallery of Art 8 $122,164.75
Langley Research Center 8 $113,559.63
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $129,526.75
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 8 $126,770.00
Commission on Civil Rights 8 $100,031.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 8 $112,094.75
Federal Housing Finance Board 8 $161,569.88
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 8 $106,246.25
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 8 $123,648.25
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 8 $117,888.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $133,911.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 7 $109,942.86
Peace Corps 7 $143,036.29
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $118,252.86
National Institutes of Health 7 $52,175.00
National Mediation Board 7 $117,612.29
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $132,935.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $131,817.50
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $122,617.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 5 $136,151.00
Office of the Director 5 $126,421.20
Trade and Development Agency 5 $113,913.20
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $123,951.75
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $128,756.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $130,824.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 4 $134,211.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $109,815.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $106,429.50
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $102,128.50
Presidio Trust 4 $164,825.25
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 3 $128,204.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 3 $132,620.33
Departmental Administration 3 $121,994.67
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $120,967.67
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $115,240.33
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $147,395.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $94,803.67
Office of Administration 3 $131,852.00
Veterans Health Administration 3 $128,004.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $121,655.00
Election Assistance Commission 2 $120,534.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $136,160.50
Community Relations Service 2 $118,646.50
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $143,471.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $114,417.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $150,041.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $139,539.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 2 $137,182.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $128,028.50
International-American Foundation 2 $91,321.00
National Council on Disability 2 $115,713.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $130,596.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $82,408.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $188,216.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $129,257.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $147,758.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $93,822.00
Program Support Center 1 $89,985.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $143,471.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $139,793.00
Selective Service System 1 $121,399.00
National Appeals Division 1 $154,600.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $112,586.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $136,482.00
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 1 $136,114.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $114,042.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $104,464.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $96,950.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $146,221.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $106,331.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $132,435.00
African Development Foundation 1 $143,471.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $143,471.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $143,471.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $143,471.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $103,204.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $121,136.79. The highest paid General Attorney made $258,683 in 2007.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 17,297
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,330
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,303
ES - Senior Executive Service 798
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 564
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 219
CG - Corporate Graded 181
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 164
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 143
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 125
SL - Senior Level Positions 125
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 121
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 70
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 70
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 64
AL - Administrative Law Judges 57
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 56
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 42
EX - Executive Pay 38
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 38
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 36
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 25
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 22
CU - Credit Union Employees 20
FO - Foreign Service Officers 20
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 18
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 13
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 13
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 12
SN - Senior Level System 10
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
AJ - Administrative Judges 7
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 6
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 5
EG - Consultant (other) 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
SS - Senior Staff Positions 4
TF - Federal Housing Finance Board Executive 3
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
FM - Former Pmrs Employees 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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