General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "General Attorney"

How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $135,290.76* *Based on the 2014 average.
32,240 EMPLOYEES
$4.32B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Attorney was the 14th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 32,240 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, 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 $137,551.

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 5,581 $137,551.35
Social Security Administration 3,277 $95,747.40
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3,275 $147,019.12
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,770 $186,027.06
Internal Revenue Service 1,740 $129,575.69
Environmental Protection Agency 1,024 $139,510.19
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 877 $126,079.68
National Labor Relations Board 686 $126,983.67
Patent and Trademark Office 654 $131,570.61
Federal Trade Commission 643 $142,028.54
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 584 $118,966.40
Federal Communications Commission 584 $149,349.51
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 555 $131,733.84
Executive Office for Immigration Review 540 $143,937.59
Board of Veterans Appeals 526 $109,809.16
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 468 $122,141.88
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 465 $128,053.97
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 422 $198,440.18
U.S. Trustee Program 378 $143,776.88
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 364 $120,434.65
Department of Energy 327 $133,725.33
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 322 $128,587.30
Office for Civil Rights 316 $114,841.89
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 273 $171,013.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 267 $0.00
Department of State 261 $137,948.93
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 259 $136,677.17
Small Business Administration 232 $115,488.38
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 228 $134,937.20
Federal Bureau of Investigation 207 $147,259.34
Federal Aviation Administration 202 $135,157.49
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 196 $131,512.62
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 190 $123,254.64
Transportation Security Administration 188 $141,964.73
Office of Comptroller of Currency 182 $181,383.81
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 182 $127,524.24
Federal Emergency Management Agency 168 $118,581.56
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 149 $132,857.94
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 128 $130,458.15
Merit Systems Protection Board 124 $139,682.60
Departmental Offices 115 $152,504.47
Food and Drug Administration 115 $128,282.84
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 112 $141,844.89
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 110 $138,581.85
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 109 $143,061.91
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 106 $133,915.94
U.S. Coast Guard 106 $124,764.49
Agency for International Development 103 $141,072.61
Drug Enforcement Administration 86 $150,735.68
Office of Secretary of Labor 86 $126,509.40
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 81 $136,189.16
Federal Election Commission 78 $137,360.38
Federal Labor Relations Authority 76 $116,911.74
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 75 $129,758.15
Office of Special Counsel 73 $121,041.16
U.S. International Trade Commission 70 $144,596.81
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 69 $144,057.90
Office of Secretary of Transportation 63 $138,152.92
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 55 $132,004.43
Federal Highway Administration 50 $131,868.58
Surface Transportation Board 47 $138,763.36
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 45 $136,804.58
Headquarters, Nasa 42 $144,144.33
Federal Railroad Administration 39 $126,145.54
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 39 $92,126.77
Consumer Product Safety Commission 38 $135,499.34
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 38 $129,371.16
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 36 $131,494.42
Federal Housing Finance Agency 35 $195,052.37
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 32 $122,082.19
Office of Personnel Management 32 $137,001.31
Office of Justice Programs 31 $147,062.65
National Credit Union Administration 29 $164,552.59
Federal Transit Administration 28 $134,324.18
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 27 $136,166.11
Export-Import Bank of the United States 27 $141,010.11
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 26 $107,839.08
Federal Maritime Commission 26 $128,856.88
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 26 $162,000.19
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 25 $124,128.64
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 25 $116,682.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 24 $155,948.29
National Science Foundation 23 $144,889.39
U.S. Marshals Service 23 $151,686.65
Maritime Administration 23 $129,855.74
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 23 $129,606.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 23 $126,632.52
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 22 $151,786.18
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 22 $131,894.91
U.S. Tax Court 21 $138,160.10
U.S. Secret Service 21 $140,446.62
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $126,684.35
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 20 $126,451.95
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 20 $159,817.20
Office of Government Ethics 19 $132,047.21
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 19 $124,877.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 18 $125,567.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 18 $119,447.11
National Institutes of Health 17 $61,413.06
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 17 $106,659.35
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $126,600.18
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 17 $120,327.94
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 17 $125,485.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 16 $131,416.69
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 16 $143,305.50
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $149,572.67
Farm Credit Administration 14 $200,318.86
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $139,823.14
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $129,122.79
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $136,670.86
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $125,677.85
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 13 $145,940.23
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 13 $148,001.15
Office of Management and Budget 13 $138,666.08
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $151,382.25
Corporation for National and Community Service 11 $136,927.27
John F. Kennedy Space Center 11 $101,170.27
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 11 $138,135.55
U.S. Mint 11 $133,051.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 11 $127,745.64
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $136,583.27
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 10 $150,952.30
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 10 $147,604.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 10 $142,052.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 10 $131,751.30
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 9 $150,200.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $143,554.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 9 $142,840.67
Government Printing Office 9 $139,744.44
Economic Development Administration 9 $125,777.22
Peace Corps 9 $145,748.22
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $141,301.78
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 9 $132,208.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 8 $122,363.38
National Gallery of Art 8 $153,639.00
Langley Research Center 8 $141,540.25
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 8 $121,629.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 8 $125,848.50
Ames Research Center 7 $149,960.71
National Mediation Board 7 $144,506.57
Office of Management (Department of Education) 6 $145,330.33
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 5 $137,342.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $153,823.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $142,481.40
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 5 $113,946.40
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $145,542.40
Office of Administration 5 $132,669.60
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 5 $140,800.20
Trade and Development Agency 5 $134,409.40
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 5 $141,227.80
Office of the Director 5 $126,349.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 4 $96,163.75
Presidio Trust 4 $188,565.25
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $116,009.25
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $133,391.25
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $116,037.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $113,043.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 3 $134,054.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $145,493.33
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $95,546.33
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $121,812.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $142,898.33
Commission on Civil Rights 3 $132,992.00
International Trade Administration 3 $122,963.67
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $119,451.67
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $143,277.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $156,742.67
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $121,523.50
Office of National Drug Control Policy 2 $155,630.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 2 $117,642.50
Office of Science and Technology Policy 2 $125,039.50
Departmental Administration 2 $115,022.00
African Development Foundation 2 $157,100.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $158,550.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $134,898.50
International-American Foundation 2 $118,121.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 2 $149,380.00
National Council on Disability 2 $116,782.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $98,757.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $162,746.50
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $149,993.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $138,136.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $137,846.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $157,100.00
Selective Service System 1 $154,160.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $141,660.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $149,333.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $157,100.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $120,983.00
National Appeals Division 1 $181,500.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $142,560.00
Community Relations Service 1 $155,500.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $131,300.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $156,550.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $157,100.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $231,252.00

General Attorney Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Attorney is $135,290.76. The highest paid General Attorney made $281,425 in 2014.

Common General Attorney Payscales

Payscale Number of General Attorney Employees
GS - General Schedule 21,125
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,709
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1,668
ES - Senior Executive Service 876
CG - Corporate Graded 351
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 273
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 267
IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule 247
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 196
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 193
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 182
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 181
SL - Senior Level Positions 177
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 98
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 87
AA - Administrative Appeals Judges 68
AL - Administrative Law Judges 67
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 51
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 48
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 45
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 41
EX - Executive Pay 37
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 30
FO - Foreign Service Officers 26
CU - Credit Union Employees 23
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 20
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 17
CA - Board Of Contract Appeals 16
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 15
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 15
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 13
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
SN - Senior Level System 9
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 8
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
AJ - Administrative Judges 7
SS - Senior Staff Positions 6
EG - Consultant (other) 5
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
IG - Inspectors General 2
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 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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