Public Interest and Government Salaries

Attorney Salaries at Public Interest and State Government Employers —
By Years of Experience
As of Spring 2002


Percent of Employers Reporting that Salaries Were:


Less than
$28,000

$28,000 -
30,999

$31,000 -
33,999

$34,000 -
35,999

$36,000 -
38,999

$39,000 -
44,999

$45,000 -
49,999

$50,000 -
54,999

$55,000 -
59,999

$60,000
or more

Entry-level

14.4

21.1

23.0

9.6

14.4

14.1

2.2

— 1.1 —

1 year

9.2

16.5

24.9

13.0

11.5

18.8

5.0

— 1.1 —

2 yrs

3.8

11.5

21.9

16.5

13.9

21.5

7.3

— 3.5 —

3 yrs

2.8

6.0

16.9

16.5

18.5

20.5

12.0

— 6.8 —

5 yrs

— 3.5 —

7.5

12.2

17.3

20.9

18.9

11.4

3.5

4.7

7 yrs

— 2.1

2.5

8.0

17.4

21.6

16.1

17.0

5.5

9.8

10 yrs

— 5.0 —

6.3

23.8

18.4

15.9

12.6

18.0

15 yrs

— 2.1 —

2.5

9.3

18.6

19.0

15.2

33.3

20 yrs

— 1.7 —

1.3

6.3

10.5

13.9

14.8

51.5

Source: Equal Justice Works (EJW)/National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Employer Recruitment & Retention Survey, Spring 2002. Data is used with permissionof EJW. The number of employers responding ranged from 237 to 270 depending on the experience level. Note that salary figures do not reflect federal government agencies because of a lack of participation in the survey by these agencies.

Salaries for Public Interest and State Government Attorneys

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