General Attorney - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "General Attorney"How much does a General Attorney in the federal government get paid? $150,294.83* *Based on the 2021 average.
General Attorney was the 8th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 38,007 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, 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 $146,751.
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 $150,294.83. The highest paid General Attorney made $296,339 in 2021.
Common General Attorney Payscales
|Payscale||Number of General Attorney Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||25,583|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||6,504|
|SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay||1,809|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||930|
|IJ - Immigration Judge Schedule||597|
|CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only)||321|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs||266|
|CG - Corporate Graded||247|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||205|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||202|
|NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only||160|
|SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives||154|
|IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions||131|
|AL - Administrative Law Judges||107|
|SO - Executive Positions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under The Es Pay Pla||104|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||98|
|AA - Administrative Appeals Judges||56|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||54|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||49|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency||48|
|CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only||44|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||34|
|EX - Executive Pay||33|
|NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path||32|
|IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only||30|
|EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only||26|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||25|
|VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial||18|
|LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency||16|
|MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only.||15|
|CA - Board Of Contract Appeals||12|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section||10|
|SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives||9|
|SS - Senior Staff Positions||8|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||8|
|ZA - Administrative||7|
|SN - Senior Level System||6|
|EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan||6|
|AJ - Administrative Judges||6|
|CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation||6|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||5|
|IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1)||5|
|EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service||4|
|OR - Employees Of The Office Of Financial Research (ofr) Within The Department Of The Treasury||4|
|IG - Inspectors General Whose Rate Of Basic Pay Is Set At Level Iii Of The Executive Schedule Plus 3 Percent||3|
|NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82||2|
|FE - Senior Foreign Service||2|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only||1|
|ER - Scientific, Engineering & Professonal Pers Of The Adv Research Proj Agcy-en||1|
|EG - Consultant (other)||1|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|GE - U.s. Government Printing Office Employees Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl (senior Level Positions)||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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