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Administratively Determined Pay Plan Charts

The Administratively Determined Pay Plan salary structure is outlined below. These tables apply to fiscal year 2015 and were effective January 11, 2015.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA)

AD Grade Years Experience Minimum Q-2 25th Percentile Midpoint Q-4 75th Percentile Maximum
AD-21 0-3 $45,447 $53,435 $61,394 $69,352 $77,311
AD-24 4 $49,855 $58,578 $67,302 $76,027 $84,752
AD-25 5 $54,652 $64,216 $73,780 $83,344 $92,909
AD-26 6 $59,911 $70,396 $80,880 $91,365 $101,849
AD-27 7 $65,678 $77,717 $88,865 $100,158 $111,652
AD-28 8 $71,999 84,598 $97,198 $109,768 $122,398
AD-29 9+ $78,928 $92,740 $106,552 $120,365 $134,177

The recruitment and successful salary ranges are from the minimum rate of pay to the Q-4 level and apply to newly hired Assistant United States Attorneys and Assistant United States Attorneys with Successful performance ratings. The Outstanding salary range is from the Q-2 level to the maximum and applies to Assistant United States Attorneys with Outstanding performance ratings. In rare cases, pay for Assistant United States Attorneys whose performance is less than successful may be below the minimum rate of pay for their grade.  These are "Green Circled Rates" of pay. Also in rare cases, pay for Assistant United States Attorneys with prior federal service may be set above the maximum rate of pay for their grade.  These are "Red Circled Rates" of pay.

 

Executive, Managerial, Supervisory, Special Assistant or Senior Litigation Counsel AUSAs

AD Grade Minimum Q-2 25th Percentile Midpoint Q-4 75th Percentile Maximum
AD-30 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
AD-31 $103,422 $116,350 $129,278 $142,205 $155,133
AD-33 $108,862 $122,470 $136,078 $149,685 $158,554
AD-35 $114,588 $128,912 $143,235 $157,559 $158,554
AD-37 $120,616 $135,693 $150,770 $158,554 $158,554
AD-39 $0 n/a $158,700 n/a n/a
AD-40 n/a n/a $158,700 n/a n/a

The recruitment and successful salary ranges are from the minimum rate of pay to the Q-4 level and apply to newly hired attorneys with Successful performance ratings. The Outstanding salary range is from the Q-2 level to the maximum and applies to attorneys with Outstanding performance ratings.

*Basic pay limited to $158,700.  No locality pay at AD-39 and 40. Basic pay in excess of $158,555 in 2015 subject to certain post-employment restrictions in 18 U.S.C. 207(c).

Updated January 21, 2015