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General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $132,785.26* *Based on the 2013 average.
32,464 EMPLOYEES
$4.28B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 32,464 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, 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 $135,430.

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 5,729 $135,429.73
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,350 $144,774.36
Social Security Administration 3,274 $92,693.15
Internal Revenue Service 1,818 $127,081.06
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,753 $179,499.41
Environmental Protection Agency 1,088 $135,949.38
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 884 $124,626.50
National Labor Relations Board 694 $125,664.83
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 657 $118,525.72
Federal Trade Commission 640 $139,635.89
Patent and Trademark Office 623 $130,017.23
Federal Communications Commission 582 $146,626.82
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 542 $129,855.19
Executive Office for Immigration Review 526 $145,422.58
Board of Veterans Appeals 497 $108,076.89
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 484 $120,059.97
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 467 $188,950.31
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 465 $126,479.80
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 352 $119,946.47
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 331 $127,754.41
Department of Energy 328 $132,119.34
Office for Civil Rights 310 $113,851.60
U.S. Trustee Program 292 $137,436.45
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 285 $162,845.06
Small Business Administration 275 $107,001.72
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 264 $135,844.95
Department of State 262 $136,695.32
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 255 $100.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 216 $143,936.77
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 208 $133,019.49
Federal Aviation Administration 200 $134,440.48
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 197 $131,313.25
Transportation Security Administration 188 $139,705.56
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 181 $121,369.40
Office of Comptroller of Currency 178 $180,774.07
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 175 $124,831.22
Federal Emergency Management Agency 162 $114,257.56
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 151 $129,051.26
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 123 $132,042.54
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 122 $138,153.59
Departmental Offices 120 $147,708.20
Food and Drug Administration 112 $123,907.84
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 111 $135,570.73
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 111 $140,349.35
Merit Systems Protection Board 108 $143,618.96
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 108 $132,261.76
U.S. Coast Guard 106 $122,487.58
Office of Secretary of Labor 104 $115,831.13
Agency for International Development 99 $143,878.69
Drug Enforcement Administration 88 $148,736.40
Federal Election Commission 85 $133,005.87
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 84 $134,742.24
U.S. International Trade Commission 75 $141,016.51
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 74 $139,537.54
Office of Special Counsel 69 $120,502.19
Office of Secretary of Transportation 67 $134,424.10
Federal Labor Relations Authority 63 $120,710.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 56 $133,083.47
Federal Highway Administration 51 $127,488.08
Surface Transportation Board 47 $138,842.79
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 44 $136,304.34
Federal Railroad Administration 39 $122,038.77
Headquarters, Nasa 39 $150,372.72
Consumer Product Safety Commission 37 $134,380.62
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 37 $126,982.32
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 36 $125,080.39
Federal Housing Finance Agency 35 $184,842.89
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 34 $111,084.74
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 32 $122,282.44
Office of Personnel Management 31 $138,218.19
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 30 $91,373.43
National Credit Union Administration 28 $156,483.21
Office of Justice Programs 28 $145,674.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 28 $137,140.75
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 28 $123,065.25
Federal Transit Administration 27 $133,652.59
Federal Maritime Commission 25 $130,259.84
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 25 $104,830.64
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 24 $124,445.17
Maritime Administration 23 $124,925.26
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 23 $148,006.70
U.S. Marshals Service 23 $147,968.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 23 $152,408.30
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 23 $125,801.70
National Science Foundation 22 $146,449.05
U.S. Secret Service 22 $132,707.55
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 22 $123,884.64
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 22 $127,896.55
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 21 $117,402.05
U.S. Tax Court 21 $135,547.14
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 20 $120,475.70
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 20 $157,372.75
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 18 $130,379.78
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 18 $163,119.17
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 18 $130,909.61
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 17 $110,843.29
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 16 $120,367.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 16 $122,221.00
Office of Government Ethics 16 $135,752.63
Bureau of the Public Debt 15 $121,870.20
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 15 $123,132.27
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 15 $125,333.40
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $153,319.13
National Institutes of Health 14 $63,280.86
Financial Management Service 14 $145,444.93
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 14 $144,946.79
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $132,160.43
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $126,260.86
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 13 $144,940.85
Farm Credit Administration 13 $192,049.46
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $104,570.00
National Transportation Safety Board 12 $134,314.08
Railroad Retirement Board 12 $142,401.08
Office of Management and Budget 12 $146,586.75
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $149,750.45
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 11 $134,858.82
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $128,208.18
Corporation for National and Community Service 11 $140,282.73
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 10 $125,697.30
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 10 $142,882.70
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 10 $127,753.50
Economic Development Administration 10 $125,876.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 10 $120,906.90
U.S. Mint 10 $132,477.80
Langley Research Center 9 $129,215.22
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $119,939.44
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 9 $146,006.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $139,793.44
National Gallery of Art 9 $136,919.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 9 $127,399.78
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 9 $147,949.67
Government Printing Office 9 $134,874.56
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 8 $136,109.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 8 $119,842.38
National Mediation Board 8 $139,721.88
Ames Research Center 8 $144,683.63
Peace Corps 8 $151,243.38
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $142,865.43
Office of Management (Department of Education) 7 $145,261.57
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 6 $126,021.17
Office of Administration 6 $123,154.17
Office of the Director 6 $131,021.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 6 $138,237.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $128,300.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $150,215.40
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $137,670.60
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 5 $140,193.20
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $106,323.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 5 $137,202.40
Trade and Development Agency 5 $141,359.20
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $111,999.75
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $125,977.25
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 4 $145,705.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 4 $145,782.50
Presidio Trust 4 $179,201.25
Commission on Civil Rights 3 $113,126.33
Community Relations Service 3 $155,500.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $140,676.33
National Council on Disability 3 $120,464.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $149,949.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $109,127.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $91,545.33
National Endowment for the Humanities 3 $122,974.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $139,150.67
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $138,515.00
African Development Foundation 2 $155,500.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $160,400.00
Departmental Administration 2 $142,269.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 2 $122,318.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 2 $133,599.00
International-American Foundation 2 $122,766.50
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 2 $113,385.50
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $131,501.50
Office of Governmentwide Policy 2 $147,879.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $154,842.50
Public Buildings Service 1 $155,500.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $132,692.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $155,500.00
Selective Service System 1 $148,510.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $136,134.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $147,857.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $155,500.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $155,500.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $136,771.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
National Appeals Division 1 $165,300.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $150,000.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $84,855.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $142,560.00
International Trade Administration 1 $124,368.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $155,000.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $130,000.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $123,758.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $155,500.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $222,369.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $148,510.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $136,771.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $152,635.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $132,785.26. The highest paid General Attorney made $259,500 in 2013.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 21,269
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,743
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,655
ES - Senior Executive Service 871
CG - Corporate Graded 389
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 285
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 259
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 255
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 239
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 192
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 179
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 178
SL - Senior Level Positions 172
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 92
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 88
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 72
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 60
AL - Administrative Law Judges 59
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 49
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 46
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 39
EX - Executive Pay 35
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 31
CU - Credit Union Employees 22
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 18
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) 14
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 9
SN - Senior Level System 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
AJ - Administrative Judges 7
SS - Senior Staff Positions 6
EG - Consultant (other) 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 3
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
IG - Inspectors General 2
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FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 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 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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