General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "General Attorney"How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $140,841.09* *Based on the 2018 average.
General Attorney was the 8th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 37,701 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, 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 $142,809.
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 $140,841.09. The highest paid General Attorney made $277,813 in 2018.
Common General Attorney Payscales
|Payscale||Number of General Attorney Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||25,281|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||6,529|
|SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez||1,848|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||889|
|IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule||415|
|CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs||318|
|CG - Corporate Graded||288|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos||275|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||212|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||191|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||187|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||177|
|SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan||113|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||107|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||106|
|AL - Administrative Law Judges||95|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||91|
|AA - Administrative Appeals Judges||68|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa||51|
|CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev||44|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||40|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||38|
|NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin||35|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||33|
|EX - Executive Pay||32|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||30|
|EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only||29|
|LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag||17|
|VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial||17|
|MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation||16|
|CA - Board Of Contract Appeals||14|
|EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan||12|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||11|
|ZA - Administrative||11|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation||9|
|SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives||9|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||9|
|SS - Senior Staff Positions||8|
|SN - Senior Level System||7|
|OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury||6|
|AJ - Administrative Judges||6|
|FE - Senior Foreign Service||6|
|NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions||4|
|EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service||4|
|CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic||2|
|ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag||2|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109||1|
|EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only||1|
|GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl||1|
|EG - Consultant (other)||1|
|Occupation Family:||0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP|
Average General Attorney Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for a General Attorney was $111,132. Since then, the average pay has increased to $153,210 in 2022.
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