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General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $131,744.07* *Based on the 2010 average.
31,601 EMPLOYEES
$4.16B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 31,601 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, 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 $135,947.

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 5,830 $135,946.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,450 $142,006.69
Social Security Administration 2,829 $89,578.97
Internal Revenue Service 1,968 $125,135.90
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,652 $173,664.70
Environmental Protection Agency 1,107 $135,209.42
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 929 $121,764.61
National Labor Relations Board 682 $128,370.74
Federal Trade Commission 630 $140,801.80
Department of Energy 597 $133,945.71
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 577 $119,867.18
Patent and Trademark Office 554 $128,308.34
Federal Communications Commission 545 $147,756.59
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 532 $127,652.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 520 $166,626.75
Executive Office for Immigration Review 498 $144,825.74
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 497 $122,412.34
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 494 $117,755.01
Board of Veterans Appeals 413 $113,460.94
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 357 $111,413.03
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 326 $128,283.10
U.S. Trustee Program 312 $133,625.23
Office for Civil Rights 312 $107,217.63
Small Business Administration 273 $107,544.76
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 250 $162,551.57
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 228 $129,429.78
Department of State 215 $138,825.20
Federal Bureau of Investigation 203 $138,886.92
Federal Aviation Administration 202 $133,828.30
Transportation Security Administration 195 $145,337.68
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 173 $122,121.45
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 169 $127,427.03
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 163 $124,705.34
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 144 $139,956.15
Office of Comptroller of Currency 131 $173,305.53
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 121 $131,218.51
Merit Systems Protection Board 119 $143,578.45
Departmental Offices 116 $147,500.52
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 113 $134,509.44
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 110 $137,959.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 107 $135,063.39
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 105 $132,974.63
Office of Secretary of Labor 104 $113,327.19
U.S. Coast Guard 102 $121,095.50
Food and Drug Administration 98 $123,406.98
Agency for International Development 97 $143,444.77
Drug Enforcement Administration 95 $145,132.42
Federal Election Commission 87 $128,511.84
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 83 $143,234.18
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 77 $132,445.39
Federal Emergency Management Agency 75 $128,403.65
U.S. International Trade Commission 71 $140,685.38
Office of Secretary of Transportation 71 $139,732.44
Federal Labor Relations Authority 70 $121,269.54
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 68 $134,960.13
62 $105,682.03
Office of Special Counsel 56 $118,503.84
Surface Transportation Board 52 $137,746.88
Federal Highway Administration 49 $133,303.37
Office of Thrift Supervision 43 $173,502.65
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 40 $139,137.63
Headquarters, Nasa 39 $149,668.31
Consumer Product Safety Commission 39 $131,719.56
Federal Railroad Administration 37 $119,672.19
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 36 $117,244.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 36 $120,301.67
Office of Justice Programs 32 $139,185.59
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 31 $126,781.90
Office of Personnel Management 29 $137,997.07
Federal Housing Finance Agency 29 $177,034.69
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 28 $104,989.32
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 28 $107,910.32
Federal Maritime Commission 27 $126,201.41
Federal Transit Administration 27 $138,145.96
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 27 $122,227.26
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 26 $121,865.04
National Credit Union Administration 26 $159,972.42
Export-Import Bank of the United States 25 $145,324.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 25 $119,718.36
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 24 $127,727.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 22 $120,010.18
National Science Foundation 22 $147,526.73
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 22 $145,694.05
Maritime Administration 21 $132,140.90
U.S. Secret Service 21 $135,825.62
U.S. Marshals Service 20 $152,477.10
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $119,351.05
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 19 $126,110.53
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 19 $161,698.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 19 $122,454.37
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 17 $147,436.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 17 $137,351.53
Office of Government Ethics 16 $141,071.69
Financial Management Service 16 $142,210.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 16 $110,704.75
Railroad Retirement Board 16 $137,870.44
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 16 $110,041.25
Economic Development Administration 15 $121,271.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 14 $129,269.21
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $133,713.14
Millennium Challenge Corporation 13 $150,633.31
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 13 $116,710.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 13 $97,638.15
Farm Credit Administration 13 $175,836.92
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $127,771.85
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 13 $135,679.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 12 $114,671.42
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $145,442.58
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 12 $135,368.08
National Archives and Records Administration 12 $123,347.92
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $134,894.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 11 $124,402.36
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 11 $140,555.27
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 11 $136,120.45
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 11 $117,448.36
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 11 $116,461.45
Office of Management and Budget 11 $154,160.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 10 $138,043.90
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $127,321.20
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $133,766.30
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $126,482.80
U.S. Mint 9 $147,483.11
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $147,958.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $143,988.00
Government Printing Office 9 $134,626.22
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $139,252.78
Office of Management (Department of Education) 9 $144,095.00
National Institutes of Health 9 $57,972.22
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 9 $128,088.78
National Mediation Board 8 $134,992.38
Ames Research Center 8 $148,162.50
Langley Research Center 8 $132,187.25
Peace Corps 8 $151,721.25
National Gallery of Art 8 $141,626.13
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 8 $147,760.13
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $156,734.50
Presidio Trust 6 $174,035.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 5 $127,055.60
Trade and Development Agency 5 $131,579.80
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $140,820.60
Election Assistance Commission 5 $120,770.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 5 $141,684.20
Administrative Conference of the United States 5 $121,428.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $150,951.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $146,439.40
Commission on Civil Rights 4 $135,121.25
Office of Administration 4 $125,946.25
Office of the Director 4 $130,463.50
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 4 $94,250.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $125,997.25
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $72,175.75
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $113,469.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 4 $156,176.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $147,156.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $105,051.00
Departmental Administration 3 $140,636.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $142,740.67
Office of National Drug Control Policy 3 $145,759.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $122,117.33
Office of Governmentwide Policy 3 $158,766.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $139,840.67
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 3 $150,410.33
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $144,776.33
Community Relations Service 2 $141,691.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $95,063.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $152,779.50
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 2 $145,817.00
International-American Foundation 2 $58,605.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $131,811.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $143,541.50
African Development Foundation 2 $156,500.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $160,400.00
National Appeals Division 1 $165,300.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $128,900.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $158,775.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $104,775.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $144,385.00
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 1 $132,009.00
Selective Service System 1 $144,385.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $135,383.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $127,883.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $144,065.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $154,635.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $155,500.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $126,251.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $148,510.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $121,337.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $119,729.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $129,758.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $132,009.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $158,500.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $220,550.00
National Council on Disability 1 $136,771.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $136,771.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $144,385.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $131,744.07. The highest paid General Attorney made $268,059 in 2010.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 20,579
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,873
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,556
ES - Senior Executive Service 849
CG - Corporate Graded 432
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 397
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 250
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 243
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 194
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 186
SL - Senior Level Positions 153
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 131
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 88
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 83
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 69
AL - Administrative Law Judges 57
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 54
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 43
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 39
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 39
EX - Executive Pay 38
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 32
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 21
CU - Credit Union Employees 21
FO - Foreign Service Officers 20
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 17
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 15
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 14
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 13
AJ - Administrative Judges 11
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 10
SN - Senior Level System 10
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 7
SS - Senior Staff Positions 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 3
TF - Federal Housing Finance Board Executive 3
OE - Exec Of Ofc Fed Housg Enterpri Oversight 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 2
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1
IG - Inspectors General 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
EF - Consultant (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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