General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $132,422.70* *Based on the 2012 average.
32,262 EMPLOYEES
$4.25B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 32,262 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, 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 $136,023.

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 5,739 $136,023.29
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,457 $142,990.29
Social Security Administration 3,182 $91,434.91
Internal Revenue Service 1,852 $126,681.69
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,679 $178,030.61
Environmental Protection Agency 1,118 $135,465.52
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 937 $123,410.05
National Labor Relations Board 697 $126,051.46
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 655 $117,445.53
Federal Trade Commission 642 $139,740.18
Patent and Trademark Office 595 $131,195.99
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 569 $126,869.82
Federal Communications Commission 564 $148,888.08
Executive Office for Immigration Review 529 $144,235.47
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 495 $182,494.87
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 488 $124,891.91
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 479 $120,798.93
Board of Veterans Appeals 393 $119,150.57
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 368 $116,494.08
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 343 $128,448.49
Department of Energy 333 $130,865.80
Office for Civil Rights 302 $113,336.83
U.S. Trustee Program 301 $135,981.10
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 285 $163,114.28
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 258 $138,451.83
Small Business Administration 249 $111,663.63
Department of State 242 $137,432.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 217 $142,095.56
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 209 $129,630.55
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 193 $4,939.63
Federal Aviation Administration 191 $137,708.67
Transportation Security Administration 184 $141,857.57
Office of Comptroller of Currency 172 $174,134.57
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 172 $122,549.11
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 170 $126,594.02
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 164 $141,327.26
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 150 $130,464.63
Federal Emergency Management Agency 131 $116,559.69
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 130 $134,401.90
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 125 $130,179.08
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 115 $135,651.26
Merit Systems Protection Board 113 $145,171.95
Departmental Offices 113 $147,764.22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 112 $138,959.77
Food and Drug Administration 107 $123,377.21
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 106 $131,793.16
U.S. Coast Guard 103 $123,025.72
Office of Secretary of Labor 102 $116,535.34
Agency for International Development 98 $143,161.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 95 $147,183.44
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 87 $136,968.10
Federal Election Commission 87 $131,596.25
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 72 $138,862.39
Office of Special Counsel 72 $116,973.60
U.S. International Trade Commission 71 $141,815.35
Office of Secretary of Transportation 71 $133,989.59
Federal Labor Relations Authority 69 $122,140.78
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 56 $132,212.09
Federal Highway Administration 49 $130,727.90
Surface Transportation Board 48 $135,457.98
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 48 $136,427.88
Headquarters, Nasa 37 $149,679.78
Federal Railroad Administration 37 $122,548.16
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 36 $124,368.28
Consumer Product Safety Commission 35 $132,657.49
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 34 $120,893.44
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 34 $125,694.71
Federal Housing Finance Agency 32 $178,738.53
Office of Personnel Management 31 $138,624.03
Office of Justice Programs 29 $143,523.86
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 29 $118,238.76
Federal Transit Administration 28 $131,854.96
Export-Import Bank of the United States 27 $137,728.89
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 26 $124,806.15
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 26 $116,167.15
National Credit Union Administration 25 $155,336.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 25 $124,784.16
Federal Maritime Commission 25 $126,478.60
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 25 $95,345.88
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 24 $146,550.38
National Science Foundation 23 $141,332.57
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 23 $150,233.26
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 22 $119,176.23
Maritime Administration 22 $127,302.64
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 21 $116,978.14
U.S. Secret Service 21 $134,661.38
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 21 $109,909.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 21 $131,092.52
U.S. Marshals Service 20 $151,144.95
20 $136,225.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $121,755.60
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 18 $160,788.28
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 18 $125,167.94
Office of Government Ethics 17 $133,426.29
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 17 $163,082.06
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 17 $127,809.53
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 16 $117,492.06
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 16 $120,683.63
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 16 $110,505.44
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 16 $123,753.81
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $155,902.13
Bureau of the Public Debt 15 $118,064.27
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $143,275.29
Financial Management Service 14 $144,470.57
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 14 $140,594.29
Office of Management and Budget 13 $144,521.38
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $127,849.08
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 13 $145,984.08
Farm Credit Administration 13 $182,821.69
National Archives and Records Administration 13 $124,747.23
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $149,840.42
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 12 $124,840.17
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 12 $128,412.42
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $132,753.09
John F. Kennedy Space Center 11 $120,687.36
National Institutes of Health 11 $56,918.18
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 11 $144,621.91
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 10 $127,865.60
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $144,855.20
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 10 $141,015.80
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $140,758.70
U.S. Mint 10 $141,247.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 10 $140,744.30
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $144,264.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $127,963.33
Peace Corps 9 $150,203.11
National Gallery of Art 9 $139,739.44
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 9 $145,231.56
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $138,048.22
Economic Development Administration 9 $121,075.78
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 9 $114,541.78
Office of Management (Department of Education) 9 $145,932.00
Government Printing Office 8 $131,620.50
National Mediation Board 8 $138,845.13
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $141,227.88
Administrative Conference of the United States 8 $128,750.38
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $126,966.75
Ames Research Center 7 $145,506.29
Langley Research Center 7 $138,419.29
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 6 $138,786.17
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $127,855.33
Office of Administration 6 $130,792.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 5 $113,333.40
Commission on Civil Rights 5 $108,899.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $149,390.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 5 $134,755.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $101,840.40
Trade and Development Agency 5 $129,877.80
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 5 $135,819.80
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 4 $148,528.75
Presidio Trust 4 $178,388.75
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $109,294.75
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $87,964.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 4 $132,765.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $122,262.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $141,148.25
Community Relations Service 3 $149,044.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $149,949.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $108,157.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $141,843.00
National Council on Disability 3 $119,508.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $145,944.33
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $137,775.33
African Development Foundation 2 $158,000.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $160,400.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 2 $119,952.50
International-American Foundation 2 $115,751.50
Departmental Administration 2 $140,515.50
Office of National Drug Control Policy 2 $148,510.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 2 $113,385.50
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 2 $130,355.50
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 $154,842.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $140,015.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $148,510.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $156,557.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $152,635.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $136,134.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $155,500.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $155,500.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $133,264.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $148,510.00
National Appeals Division 1 $165,300.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $132,692.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $142,560.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $123,329.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $105,000.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $136,134.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $130,150.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $226,917.00
Selective Service System 1 $149,110.00
Office of the Director 1 $119,731.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $144,065.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $137,371.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $132,422.70. The highest paid General Attorney made $270,000 in 2012.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 21,152
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,750
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,580
ES - Senior Executive Service 865
CG - Corporate Graded 408
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 285
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 276
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 263
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 193
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 183
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 176
SL - Senior Level Positions 175
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 172
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 92
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 91
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 76
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 67
AL - Administrative Law Judges 62
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 46
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 40
EX - Executive Pay 38
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 36
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 32
CU - Credit Union Employees 20
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 19
FO - Foreign Service Officers 16
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 15
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 14
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 14
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 11
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 10
SN - Senior Level System 9
AJ - Administrative Judges 9
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 8
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
SS - Senior Staff Positions 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 3
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
IG - Inspectors General 2
EG - Consultant (other) 2
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 1
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1
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Occupation Family: 0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP

Average General Attorney Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $139,210 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0905.

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