Average District Attorney Salary
$63,000 yearly
$22.50 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$45,000
10 %
$63,000
Median
$88,000
90 %
District attorneys in the United States make an average salary of $63,353 per year or $30.46 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $45,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $88,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Illinois, California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Nevada provide the highest district attorney salaries.

Average District Attorney Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where district attorneys earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

District Attorney average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$53,838
$53,838
$25.88
$25.88
Alaska
Alaska
$45,681
$45,681
$21.96
$21.96
Arizona
Arizona
$75,715
$75,715
$36.40
$36.40
Arkansas
Arkansas
$44,649
$44,649
$21.47
$21.47
California
California
$78,644
$78,644
$37.81
$37.81
Colorado
Colorado
$62,657
$62,657
$30.12
$30.12
Connecticut
Connecticut
$61,611
$61,611
$29.62
$29.62
Delaware
Delaware
$56,172
$56,172
$27.01
$27.01
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$67,929
$67,929
$32.66
$32.66
Florida
Florida
$52,256
$52,256
$25.12
$25.12
Georgia
Georgia
$56,523
$56,523
$27.17
$27.17
Hawaii
Hawaii
$76,846
$76,846
$36.95
$36.95
Idaho
Idaho
$50,714
$50,714
$24.38
$24.38
Illinois
Illinois
$86,736
$86,736
$41.70
$41.70
Indiana
Indiana
$50,547
$50,547
$24.30
$24.30
Iowa
Iowa
$59,177
$59,177
$28.45
$28.45
Kansas
Kansas
$46,133
$46,133
$22.18
$22.18
Kentucky
Kentucky
$51,577
$51,577
$24.80
$24.80
Louisiana
Louisiana
$52,946
$52,946
$25.45
$25.45
Maine
Maine
$27,182
$27,182
$13.07
$13.07
Maryland
Maryland
$61,866
$61,866
$29.74
$29.74
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$52,072
$52,072
$25.03
$25.03
Michigan
Michigan
$68,081
$68,081
$32.73
$32.73
Minnesota
Minnesota
$57,951
$57,951
$27.86
$27.86
Mississippi
Mississippi
$48,881
$48,881
$23.50
$23.50
Missouri
Missouri
$59,261
$59,261
$28.49
$28.49
Montana
Montana
$41,635
$41,635
$20.02
$20.02
Nebraska
Nebraska
$53,217
$53,217
$25.59
$25.59
Nevada
Nevada
$72,521
$72,521
$34.87
$34.87
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$38,979
$38,979
$18.74
$18.74
New Jersey
New Jersey
$54,067
$54,067
$25.99
$25.99
New Mexico
New Mexico
$67,328
$67,328
$32.37
$32.37
New York
New York
$60,396
$60,396
$29.04
$29.04
North Carolina
North Carolina
$54,377
$54,377
$26.14
$26.14
North Dakota
North Dakota
$55,721
$55,721
$26.79
$26.79
Ohio
Ohio
$52,878
$52,878
$25.42
$25.42
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$49,160
$49,160
$23.63
$23.63
Oregon
Oregon
$61,313
$61,313
$29.48
$29.48
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$57,884
$57,884
$27.83
$27.83
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$42,637
$42,637
$20.50
$20.50
South Carolina
South Carolina
$43,742
$43,742
$21.03
$21.03
South Dakota
South Dakota
$52,485
$52,485
$25.23
$25.23
Tennessee
Tennessee
$54,011
$54,011
$25.97
$25.97
Texas
Texas
$65,636
$65,636
$31.56
$31.56
Utah
Utah
$50,615
$50,615
$24.33
$24.33
Vermont
Vermont
$39,951
$39,951
$19.21
$19.21
Virginia
Virginia
$66,919
$66,919
$32.17
$32.17
Washington
Washington
$70,962
$70,962
$34.12
$34.12
West Virginia
West Virginia
$53,785
$53,785
$25.86
$25.86
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$61,808
$61,808
$29.72
$29.72
Wyoming
Wyoming
$45,801
$45,801
$22.02
$22.02

Highest Paying Cities For District Attorney

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Eureka, CA
Eureka, CA
$85,533
$85,533
$41.12
$41.12
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$71,769
$71,769
$34.50
$34.50
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$62,527
$62,527
$30.06
$30.06
Bend, OR
Bend, OR
$60,394
$60,394
$29.04
$29.04
West Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
$50,946
$50,946
$24.49
$24.49

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    General Counsel

    Avg. salary: $112,651

    A general counsel, also called a chief legal officer, is the chief lawyer in the legal department of an organization. The counsel represents an enterprise for any pending legal matters. They work proactively to lessen possible problems associated with legalities and potential risks. They have to monitor practices and the people within the law firm for misconduct. They also perform dominant roles in regulation, ethics, public affairs, and legislation. It is common for them to serve as the public spokesperson of the company during the publicity of legal matters.
    39,503 General Counsel Jobs
    Legal Counsel

    Avg. salary: $125,020

    A Legal Counsel supervises the legal aspects of a business. They give accurate and timely counsel to executives on a variety of legal topics, such as labor law, partnerships, or international ventures.
    5,932 Legal Counsel Jobs
    Legal Extern

    Avg. salary: $69,822

    Legal externs are law students who took the opportunity to do on-the-job training at a law firm. Instead of monetary compensation, they receive academic credits. Legal externs primarily engage in job shadowing. They are usually assigned mentors in the law firm, and they would shadow their mentors in their daily routines. Legal externs are exposed to the actual work done by lawyers. Legal externs are involved in cases, providing insights while building a solid case for their client, giving advice to clients, and representing clients under the supervision of the actual lawyers in the firm. They are usually not given administrative or clerical tasks since they are expected to do more tasks directly related to being a lawyer.
    9,603 Legal Extern Jobs
    Housing Counselor

    Avg. salary: $90,020

    A Housing Counselor works directly with clients and organizations to support moderate and low-income clients in overcoming barriers to housing and financial stability. They represent the homeowner in interventions and/or mediation proceedings with the mortgage servicer, lender, and/or other stakeholders.
    25,644 Housing Counselor Jobs
    Attorney At Law

    Avg. salary: $97,859

    An Attorney at Law is responsible for preparing and examining contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, etc. They advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, or legal rights and obligations.
    5,037 Attorney At Law Jobs
    Document Review Attorney

    Avg. salary: $77,270

    A Document Review Attorney reviews various types of legal documents, such as contract and employment law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation, to identify any areas of risk or information that may need correction.
    6,824 Document Review Attorney Jobs

    District Attorney Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a district attorney can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Company

    Recently Added District Attorney Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    County of Riverside
    County of Riverside
    Deputy District Attorney III/IV
    Deputy District Attorney III/IV
    Deputy District Attorney III/IV
    Riverside, CA
    Riverside, CA
    06/27/2021
    06/27/2021
    $112,245
    $112,245
    06/27/2021
    Deputy District Attorney II/III
    Deputy District Attorney II/III
    Woodland, CA
    Woodland, CA
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $104,378
    $104,378
    06/26/2021
    Deputy District Attorney I/II
    Deputy District Attorney I/II
    Hanford, CA
    Hanford, CA
    06/20/2021
    06/20/2021
    $75,150
    $75,150
    06/20/2021
    Administrative Support Technician, District Attorney's Office
    Administrative Support Technician, District Attorney's Office
    Bend, OR
    Bend, OR
    06/16/2021
    06/16/2021
    $41,038
    $41,038
    06/16/2021
    District Court Deputy District Attorney or Senior Deputy District Attorney
    District Court Deputy District Attorney or Senior Deputy District Attorney
    Golden, CO
    Golden, CO
    06/16/2021
    06/16/2021
    $110,000
    $110,000
    06/16/2021
    Deputy District Attorney, District Court, or Senior Deputy District Attorney (Gilpin County)
    Deputy District Attorney, District Court, or Senior Deputy District Attorney (Gilpin County)
    Golden, CO
    Golden, CO
    06/16/2021
    06/16/2021
    $110,000
    $110,000
    06/16/2021
    Travis County Texas
    Travis County Texas
    County/District Attorney Division Director-Civil Enforcement
    County/District Attorney Division Director-Civil Enforcement
    County/District Attorney Division Director-Civil Enforcement
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    06/09/2021
    06/09/2021
    $125,230
    $125,230
    06/09/2021
    Investigator II-District Attorney
    Investigator II-District Attorney
    Las Vegas, NV
    Las Vegas, NV
    06/09/2021
    06/09/2021
    $54,951
    $54,951
    06/09/2021
    Trinity County
    Trinity County
    Deputy District Attorney I/II/III
    Deputy District Attorney I/II/III
    Deputy District Attorney I/II/III
    Weaverville, CA
    Weaverville, CA
    05/30/2021
    05/30/2021
    $76,772
    $76,772
    05/30/2021
    Trinity County
    Trinity County
    Deputy District Attorney I/II/III
    Deputy District Attorney I/II/III
    Deputy District Attorney I/II/III
    Weaverville, CA
    Weaverville, CA
    05/25/2021
    05/25/2021
    $76,772
    $76,772
    05/25/2021

    Average District Attorney Salary by Demographic

    District Attorney Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $57,155
    female-income
    Female Income
    $55,052
    Median District Attorney Income by Race
    Asian district attorneys have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american district attorneys have the lowest average salary at $54,307.
    $60,000
    $59,000
    $58,000
    $57,000
    $56,000
    $55,000
    $54,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$56,816
    Black or African American$54,307
    Asian$58,749
    Unknown$56,153
    Hispanic or Latino$54,492
    Average District Attorney Salary by Education Level
    $58,000
    $57,000
    $56,000
    $55,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$57,155
    Doctorate Degree$55,335