General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2015
Pay Rates for "General Attorney"How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $135,943.24* *Based on the 2015 average.
General Attorney was the 9th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 33,186 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2015, 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 $137,287.
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.
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
General Attorney Pay Distribution
The average pay for a General Attorney is $135,943.24. The highest paid General Attorney made $279,766 in 2015.
Common General Attorney Payscales
|Payscale||Number of General Attorney Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||21,752|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||5,901|
|SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez||1,739|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||855|
|CG - Corporate Graded||328|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos||297|
|CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs||285|
|IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule||251|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||194|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||187|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||178|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||174|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||158|
|SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan||100|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||86|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||86|
|AA - Administrative Appeals Judges||71|
|AL - Administrative Law Judges||63|
|CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev||54|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa||48|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||40|
|EX - Executive Pay||37|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||34|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||32|
|NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin||29|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||22|
|EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only||20|
|LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag||18|
|VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial||16|
|MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation||14|
|CA - Board Of Contract Appeals||13|
|ZA - Administrative||13|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||11|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation||9|
|SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives||8|
|SN - Senior Level System||8|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||7|
|SS - Senior Staff Positions||6|
|EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan||6|
|AJ - Administrative Judges||6|
|OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury||5|
|FE - Senior Foreign Service||4|
|EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service||3|
|EG - Consultant (other)||3|
|NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions||3|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag||2|
|GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl||2|
|IG - Inspectors General||2|
|PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions||1|
|FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments||1|
|Occupation Family:||0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP|
Average General Attorney Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $146,902 in 2020.
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