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General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $125,942.77* *Based on the 2008 average.
28,031 EMPLOYEES
$3.53B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 28,031 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, 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 $130,533.

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 5,631 $130,533.34
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,048 $133,469.13
Social Security Administration 1,787 $94,032.45
Internal Revenue Service 1,758 $120,564.53
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,474 $162,415.32
Environmental Protection Agency 1,063 $127,231.84
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 806 $112,481.99
National Labor Relations Board 681 $122,055.86
Federal Trade Commission 573 $132,589.28
Patent and Trademark Office 563 $116,435.44
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 540 $112,008.09
Department of Energy 528 $126,150.25
Federal Communications Commission 526 $137,777.61
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 470 $116,750.36
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 460 $108,844.27
Executive Office for Immigration Review 437 $141,772.66
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 437 $125,250.60
Board of Veterans Appeals 384 $100,907.20
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 323 $104,412.87
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 313 $118,462.32
Small Business Administration 296 $95,062.24
U.S. Trustee Program 284 $125,583.31
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 277 $162,038.42
Office for Civil Rights 258 $102,822.68
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 225 $119,170.02
Federal Aviation Administration 193 $127,857.18
Department of State 189 $133,080.96
Transportation Security Administration 181 $134,275.56
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 161 $121,296.77
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 160 $159,051.56
Federal Bureau of Investigation 159 $131,442.16
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 157 $113,595.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 155 $119,455.01
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 139 $128,959.74
Office of Comptroller of Currency 128 $158,425.95
Merit Systems Protection Board 117 $134,505.31
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 116 $121,029.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 107 $124,338.30
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 106 $130,447.11
Office of Secretary of Labor 101 $107,028.56
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 94 $125,102.69
U.S. Coast Guard 91 $113,890.99
Federal Election Commission 89 $117,785.36
Departmental Offices 88 $140,610.09
Drug Enforcement Administration 80 $136,737.21
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 79 $136,307.85
Food and Drug Administration 78 $117,807.26
U.S. International Trade Commission 72 $130,501.61
Agency for International Development 71 $124,733.03
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 70 $131,992.80
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 70 $124,284.34
Federal Emergency Management Agency 66 $114,003.17
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 66 $121,521.14
Office of Secretary of Transportation 62 $137,693.10
Federal Labor Relations Authority 59 $115,574.53
59 $103,218.05
Office of Special Counsel 51 $112,434.65
Federal Highway Administration 49 $126,216.12
Surface Transportation Board 45 $130,127.22
Office of Thrift Supervision 44 $166,281.59
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 41 $130,119.54
Headquarters, Nasa 38 $138,010.53
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 33 $110,283.12
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 33 $112,954.48
Office of Justice Programs 32 $126,641.56
Federal Railroad Administration 30 $115,397.13
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 27 $114,201.33
Office of Personnel Management 26 $126,655.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 26 $118,858.69
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 25 $111,942.76
Consumer Product Safety Commission 24 $134,193.46
Federal Transit Administration 24 $125,197.17
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 24 $114,880.71
National Credit Union Administration 24 $150,030.54
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 23 $111,148.87
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 23 $119,142.70
Export-Import Bank of the United States 22 $142,681.68
Federal Maritime Commission 22 $112,930.68
Maritime Administration 21 $122,216.76
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 20 $109,527.70
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 20 $145,918.85
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 20 $139,551.70
National Science Foundation 19 $139,006.79
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 19 $115,090.37
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 19 $155,367.26
U.S. Secret Service 18 $126,904.11
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 17 $114,690.47
Financial Management Service 16 $137,014.63
U.S. Marshals Service 16 $144,257.25
Railroad Retirement Board 15 $138,153.27
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 15 $114,717.47
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $112,274.40
Bureau of the Public Debt 15 $116,960.53
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 15 $134,349.00
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 15 $171,459.13
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 15 $101,606.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $121,809.07
Office of Government Ethics 13 $135,309.46
Millennium Challenge Corporation 13 $147,695.08
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 13 $130,413.85
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $119,726.92
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 13 $101,517.38
Farm Credit Administration 12 $157,660.83
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 12 $126,156.08
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 12 $114,036.92
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 12 $119,415.08
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 11 $111,701.73
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 11 $103,976.36
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $136,445.45
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 10 $115,157.50
Office of Management and Budget 10 $150,421.80
Economic Development Administration 10 $131,180.70
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $120,673.80
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $112,466.80
National Archives and Records Administration 10 $123,230.60
U.S. Mint 10 $128,783.60
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 10 $131,814.40
Government Printing Office 9 $126,166.56
National Mediation Board 9 $128,710.89
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $130,817.56
National Institutes of Health 9 $52,175.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $133,014.78
National Gallery of Art 8 $132,595.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $124,314.00
Commission on Civil Rights 8 $111,482.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 8 $131,642.13
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $144,125.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 8 $121,516.38
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $136,548.13
Federal Housing Finance Board 8 $179,437.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 8 $130,854.00
Ames Research Center 8 $143,106.63
Langley Research Center 8 $120,926.88
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7 $116,929.57
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $136,547.00
Peace Corps 6 $144,222.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $130,446.83
Presidio Trust 5 $171,707.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 5 $137,876.40
Broadcasting Board of Governors 5 $112,499.20
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 5 $141,966.40
Trade and Development Agency 5 $120,990.20
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $98,488.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $113,642.75
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $137,192.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $135,863.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $138,855.75
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $135,065.67
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 3 $106,531.33
Office of the Director 3 $136,778.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $128,872.67
Election Assistance Commission 3 $112,382.33
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 3 $139,621.33
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 3 $136,368.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $126,662.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $130,131.33
Departmental Administration 3 $127,739.67
African Development Foundation 3 $138,659.33
Office of Administration 3 $123,005.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $91,561.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 3 $133,829.00
Veterans Health Administration 3 $131,940.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $154,105.50
Community Relations Service 2 $132,158.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $131,855.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 2 $142,804.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $142,675.00
National Council on Disability 2 $122,540.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $121,687.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $136,453.50
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $153,750.00
International-American Foundation 2 $108,401.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $105,000.00
Selective Service System 1 $126,850.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $115,317.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $127,958.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $126,850.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $201,205.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $104,569.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $127,442.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $138,383.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $152,017.00
National Appeals Division 1 $158,500.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $149,000.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $112,604.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $102,459.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $149,750.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $149,000.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $120,907.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $146,071.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $149,535.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $149,000.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $138,383.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $118,760.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $125,942.77. The highest paid General Attorney made $265,559 in 2008.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 17,759
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,664
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,394
ES - Senior Executive Service 803
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 504
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 225
CG - Corporate Graded 219
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 173
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 160
SL - Senior Level Positions 140
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 128
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 120
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 77
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 75
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 64
AL - Administrative Law Judges 58
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 57
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 44
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 44
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 36
EX - Executive Pay 33
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 28
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 27
CU - Credit Union Employees 20
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 16
FO - Foreign Service Officers 14
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 13
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 13
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 13
AJ - Administrative Judges 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 10
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 10
SN - Senior Level System 9
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 8
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
EG - Consultant (other) 5
OE - Exec Of Ofc Fed Housg Enterpri Oversight 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
TF - Federal Housing Finance Board Executive 4
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
SS - Senior Staff Positions 4
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
FM - Former Pmrs Employees 1
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 1

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Occupation Family: 0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP

Average General Attorney Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $130,515 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0905.

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