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General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $129,370.21* *Based on the 2009 average.
29,917 EMPLOYEES
$3.87B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 29,917 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, 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 $133,373.

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 5,804 $133,373.24
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,246 $138,859.64
Social Security Administration 2,346 $90,270.16
Internal Revenue Service 1,948 $122,609.75
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,526 $169,332.19
Environmental Protection Agency 1,084 $132,474.73
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 896 $117,173.65
National Labor Relations Board 672 $126,911.29
Federal Trade Commission 586 $138,868.84
Patent and Trademark Office 575 $122,777.61
Department of Energy 562 $130,309.15
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 550 $117,407.14
Federal Communications Commission 546 $144,068.94
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 486 $127,938.99
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 484 $120,194.31
Executive Office for Immigration Review 473 $143,593.81
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 472 $114,788.83
Board of Veterans Appeals 411 $106,242.99
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 376 $165,432.21
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 346 $107,836.90
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 324 $124,529.21
U.S. Trustee Program 287 $132,447.19
Small Business Administration 281 $103,955.99
Office for Civil Rights 255 $109,023.60
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 231 $124,209.45
Department of State 203 $138,270.80
Federal Aviation Administration 197 $132,785.67
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 195 $162,061.21
Transportation Security Administration 190 $139,950.07
Federal Bureau of Investigation 180 $137,245.48
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 164 $126,497.80
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 163 $118,685.87
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 157 $122,982.88
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 138 $136,480.59
Office of Comptroller of Currency 129 $165,831.68
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 121 $126,388.45
Merit Systems Protection Board 114 $141,606.23
Departmental Offices 111 $143,012.51
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 109 $134,555.59
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 104 $131,642.88
Office of Secretary of Labor 100 $112,780.75
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 98 $130,031.20
U.S. Coast Guard 95 $117,769.95
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 95 $134,459.56
Food and Drug Administration 93 $120,757.01
Federal Election Commission 91 $126,259.96
Drug Enforcement Administration 88 $143,501.66
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 81 $140,061.95
Agency for International Development 80 $134,099.43
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 72 $128,898.18
U.S. International Trade Commission 72 $136,989.35
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 70 $129,935.11
Federal Emergency Management Agency 67 $122,296.39
Federal Labor Relations Authority 62 $120,386.50
61 $110,626.62
Office of Secretary of Transportation 61 $142,370.92
Office of Special Counsel 57 $113,591.55
Federal Highway Administration 50 $131,821.42
Surface Transportation Board 48 $135,984.98
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 41 $137,758.71
Office of Thrift Supervision 41 $169,852.68
Headquarters, Nasa 39 $142,896.03
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 36 $113,975.17
Federal Railroad Administration 34 $118,703.65
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 34 $119,078.32
Office of Justice Programs 34 $133,318.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 30 $139,726.57
Federal Housing Finance Agency 29 $5,210.83
Office of Personnel Management 28 $133,522.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 27 $117,352.26
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 27 $106,177.41
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 27 $121,723.93
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 26 $119,505.88
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 26 $115,777.12
National Credit Union Administration 25 $156,155.72
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 24 $101,500.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 24 $123,403.79
Federal Transit Administration 23 $133,079.70
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 22 $115,330.91
Federal Maritime Commission 22 $121,131.23
U.S. Secret Service 21 $129,821.86
Maritime Administration 20 $127,538.35
Export-Import Bank of the United States 20 $145,171.35
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 20 $140,911.55
National Science Foundation 19 $147,769.84
U.S. Marshals Service 18 $148,283.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 18 $152,863.94
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 18 $159,992.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 18 $124,012.44
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 17 $124,285.12
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $123,389.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 16 $105,223.81
Financial Management Service 16 $140,522.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 16 $138,179.06
Office of Government Ethics 15 $140,862.60
Bureau of the Public Debt 14 $124,614.21
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 14 $130,413.36
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $129,817.86
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $143,996.64
Millennium Challenge Corporation 13 $151,475.38
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 13 $131,095.23
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 13 $107,194.69
Economic Development Administration 13 $129,994.31
Farm Credit Administration 12 $171,266.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $129,943.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 12 $115,792.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 12 $126,088.58
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 11 $116,638.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 11 $112,498.55
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $144,769.09
John F. Kennedy Space Center 11 $114,615.55
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $117,231.09
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 11 $135,543.91
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $140,172.00
Office of Management and Budget 10 $155,047.50
U.S. Mint 10 $134,617.80
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 10 $114,933.40
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $130,138.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $122,488.22
Office of Management (Department of Education) 9 $138,475.11
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 9 $137,652.11
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $141,643.56
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $141,492.22
Government Printing Office 9 $132,259.78
National Mediation Board 9 $131,813.67
National Institutes of Health 9 $57,972.22
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 9 $139,356.56
Langley Research Center 8 $128,124.00
National Gallery of Art 8 $135,629.75
Broadcasting Board of Governors 8 $130,240.88
Ames Research Center 8 $144,361.63
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $128,509.29
Commission on Civil Rights 6 $130,357.17
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $135,201.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 6 $126,519.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $142,349.33
Peace Corps 6 $150,104.50
Presidio Trust 5 $171,693.40
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 5 $149,316.40
Trade and Development Agency 5 $128,075.20
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $105,406.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $144,766.25
Office of the Director 4 $124,214.75
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $120,718.75
Department of Treasury 4 $146,611.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $142,112.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $131,737.50
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 3 $140,988.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $136,670.67
Election Assistance Commission 3 $123,636.33
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 3 $146,094.33
Departmental Administration 3 $134,185.67
African Development Foundation 3 $144,315.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $138,859.67
Office of National Drug Control Policy 3 $147,302.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $100,389.67
Office of Administration 3 $134,794.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $137,455.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 3 $149,453.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 2 $140,969.50
International-American Foundation 2 $118,198.00
National Council on Disability 2 $130,118.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $140,311.50
Community Relations Service 2 $137,015.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $62,952.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $127,482.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $140,971.50
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $158,050.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $147,907.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $136,941.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $119,844.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $109,731.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $112,995.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $126,693.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $153,200.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $145,997.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $124,858.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $214,167.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $125,000.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $133,543.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $153,200.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $156,247.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $153,200.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $153,200.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $122,937.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $120,830.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $86,927.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $153,200.00
Selective Service System 1 $136,941.00
National Appeals Division 1 $162,900.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $159,743.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $134,113.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $144,997.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $129,370.21. The highest paid General Attorney made $267,559 in 2009.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 19,272
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,831
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,442
ES - Senior Executive Service 827
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 447
CG - Corporate Graded 304
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 234
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 195
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 187
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 181
SL - Senior Level Positions 146
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 129
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 81
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 78
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 59
AL - Administrative Law Judges 59
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 52
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 41
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 39
EX - Executive Pay 33
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 32
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 31
** - 29
CU - Credit Union Employees 21
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 18
FO - Foreign Service Officers 16
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 15
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 13
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 13
SN - Senior Level System 11
AJ - Administrative Judges 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 10
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 9
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 8
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
SS - Senior Staff Positions 4
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
EG - Consultant (other) 3
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 2
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
IG - Inspectors General 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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