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25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government

25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government

Searching for a high paying government job? Make sure you're looking in the right places.

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral (Source: OPM)
















2) Attorney – $114,240

Significant Points:
• At the Federal level, attorneys investigate cases for the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies. Government lawyers also help develop programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, establish enforcement procedures, and argue civil and criminal cases on behalf of the government.

Salary by Occupation:
• Federal Government – $119,240
• Local government – $78,810
• State government – $75,840

Departments with High Demand:
Department of Justice
Department of the Treasury
Department of the Interior

Projected Growth: 11%

Employees Needed: 84,000

Average Education Level: College or Higher

Internship Opportunities:
The Office of the Attorney General offers a General Internship Program.


[Search for Attorney Jobs by GS Series Number: 1222 + 1222]



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