Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $131,682.01* *Based on the 2011 average.
32,229 EMPLOYEES
$4.23B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 32,229 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, 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 $135,479.

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 5,768 $135,478.64
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,540 $142,028.47
Social Security Administration 3,045 $89,674.91
Internal Revenue Service 1,913 $126,387.32
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,639 $174,133.28
Environmental Protection Agency 1,127 $134,964.27
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 946 $122,148.83
National Labor Relations Board 700 $126,476.47
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 643 $116,838.19
Federal Trade Commission 619 $140,925.12
Executive Office for Immigration Review 550 $142,012.21
Patent and Trademark Office 547 $131,859.74
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 547 $128,539.27
Federal Communications Commission 546 $148,390.76
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 534 $175,583.93
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 505 $123,460.09
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 496 $119,333.33
Board of Veterans Appeals 406 $118,002.26
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 368 $113,651.07
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 352 $127,203.76
Department of Energy 338 $130,974.24
Office for Civil Rights 317 $111,254.76
U.S. Trustee Program 311 $134,061.42
Small Business Administration 278 $106,736.60
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 266 $138,654.38
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 258 $160,039.30
Department of State 228 $137,955.68
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 216 $129,717.01
Federal Bureau of Investigation 206 $140,627.89
Federal Aviation Administration 198 $134,680.66
Transportation Security Administration 177 $144,150.68
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 175 $122,987.15
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 169 $126,002.41
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 164 $126,928.85
Office of Comptroller of Currency 164 $174,160.33
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 153 $141,061.91
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 128 $133,891.52
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 125 $2,161.40
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 125 $131,995.30
Merit Systems Protection Board 116 $144,627.85
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 116 $135,248.14
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 114 $137,622.69
Departmental Offices 113 $148,028.51
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 108 $130,485.97
U.S. Coast Guard 105 $121,257.18
Office of Secretary of Labor 104 $114,248.38
Food and Drug Administration 103 $122,123.10
Agency for International Development 103 $142,504.79
Federal Emergency Management Agency 101 $121,459.65
Drug Enforcement Administration 95 $145,664.82
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 84 $138,956.43
Federal Election Commission 81 $129,701.41
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 75 $135,507.64
U.S. International Trade Commission 74 $140,455.43
Federal Labor Relations Authority 69 $119,178.77
Office of Secretary of Transportation 67 $141,158.39
Office of Special Counsel 64 $120,329.56
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 59 $134,998.20
57 $107,535.77
Federal Housing Finance Agency 49 $168,673.10
Federal Highway Administration 49 $135,297.90
Surface Transportation Board 49 $138,334.63
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 44 $133,714.48
Headquarters, Nasa 40 $149,177.95
Consumer Product Safety Commission 39 $134,489.67
Federal Railroad Administration 38 $118,627.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 36 $121,856.75
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 34 $121,417.74
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 32 $119,899.41
Office of Justice Programs 32 $141,851.00
Office of Personnel Management 32 $134,895.09
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 29 $106,851.21
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 28 $116,947.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 26 $116,830.31
Federal Transit Administration 26 $135,056.77
National Credit Union Administration 25 $160,981.08
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 25 $96,738.28
Federal Maritime Commission 24 $130,683.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 24 $106,574.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 24 $124,186.25
Export-Import Bank of the United States 23 $142,955.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 23 $125,445.74
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 23 $117,931.61
U.S. Secret Service 22 $136,046.45
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 22 $150,879.36
National Science Foundation 22 $147,453.68
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 22 $146,303.45
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 21 $120,794.19
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $121,908.86
Maritime Administration 21 $131,747.90
U.S. Marshals Service 20 $150,429.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 19 $124,095.68
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 18 $162,660.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 17 $116,161.71
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 16 $130,906.81
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 15 $114,728.87
Railroad Retirement Board 15 $140,646.13
Financial Management Service 15 $143,869.47
Office of Government Ethics 15 $143,998.53
Economic Development Administration 14 $124,938.07
Bureau of the Public Debt 14 $120,408.79
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $129,705.57
National Archives and Records Administration 13 $122,100.92
Farm Credit Administration 13 $179,724.62
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 13 $120,024.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $130,371.62
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 13 $131,514.54
Millennium Challenge Corporation 13 $153,005.08
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $150,414.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 12 $140,306.42
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 12 $126,251.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $137,298.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 12 $121,493.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $128,745.55
Office of Management and Budget 11 $143,043.55
John F. Kennedy Space Center 11 $126,535.64
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 11 $142,659.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 11 $139,299.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 11 $122,066.27
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $139,960.40
U.S. Mint 10 $137,541.50
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 10 $142,914.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 10 $109,741.30
National Gallery of Art 9 $137,059.56
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 9 $143,864.78
Office of Management (Department of Education) 9 $144,596.44
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $149,496.78
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $150,709.78
Government Printing Office 9 $135,966.89
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $129,364.63
National Mediation Board 8 $137,968.63
Ames Research Center 8 $145,187.25
Langley Research Center 8 $133,957.75
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 8 $133,387.25
Peace Corps 8 $151,110.63
National Institutes of Health 7 $59,628.57
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 7 $133,292.71
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $137,109.00
Office of Administration 6 $127,899.83
Administrative Conference of the United States 6 $124,240.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 6 $146,820.17
Trade and Development Agency 5 $134,505.40
Presidio Trust 5 $178,162.80
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $85,826.80
National Endowment for the Humanities 5 $110,189.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $153,528.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 5 $131,436.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 4 $134,320.25
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 4 $144,906.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 4 $160,655.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 4 $150,274.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $139,245.00
National Council on Disability 3 $117,300.67
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $144,747.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $131,584.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $138,346.33
Office of National Drug Control Policy 3 $148,510.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $137,611.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $138,320.67
Commission on Civil Rights 3 $120,068.33
Departmental Administration 3 $143,180.33
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $105,447.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $139,840.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $106,354.67
International-American Foundation 3 $116,074.67
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $161,150.00
Community Relations Service 2 $143,754.50
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 2 $115,513.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 2 $120,412.00
Election Assistance Commission 2 $121,817.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 2 $145,817.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $98,105.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $152,779.50
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 2 $145,817.00
African Development Foundation 2 $160,000.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Director 1 $112,224.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $144,385.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $136,771.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $128,900.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $157,778.00
Selective Service System 1 $148,810.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $132,009.00
National Appeals Division 1 $165,300.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $155,500.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $151,268.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $142,560.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $130,258.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $249,500.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $152,223.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $156,010.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $130,000.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $152,635.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $123,329.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $136,134.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $145,000.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $222,550.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $131,682.01. The highest paid General Attorney made $259,500 in 2011.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 21,159
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,787
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,542
ES - Senior Executive Service 877
CG - Corporate Graded 439
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 326
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 271
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 258
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 191
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 170
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 164
SL - Senior Level Positions 161
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 125
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 90
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 87
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 73
AL - Administrative Law Judges 63
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 61
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 44
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 41
EX - Executive Pay 37
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 37
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 30
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 20
CU - Credit Union Employees 20
FO - Foreign Service Officers 19
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 15
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 14
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 13
SN - Senior Level System 11
AJ - Administrative Judges 10
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 8
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 8
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
SS - Senior Staff Positions 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 3
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1
IG - Inspectors General 1
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 1
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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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