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Administratively Determined Pay Plan Charts

The Administratively Determined Pay Plan salary structure is outlined below. These tables are for 2018 and are effective as of January 7, 2018. The tables below do not include locality based comparability adjustments (locality pay). Total pay with locality for grades AD-21 through AD-37 is limited to $164,100 in 2018. See 2018 Locality Pay Table for locality pay rates.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA)

AD Grade Years Experience Minimum Q-2 25th Percentile Midpoint Q-4 75th Percentile Maximum
AD-21 0-2 $53,062 $62,348 $71,634 $80,920 $90,205
AD-23 3-4 $57,012 $66,989 $76,967 $86,944 $96,921
AD-25 5 $61,257 $71,977 $82,697 $93,417 $104,137
AD-26 6 $65,818 $77,336 $88,854 $100,372 $111,891
AD-27 7 $70,719 $83,095 $95,471 $107,846 $120,222
AD-28 8 $75,984 $89,281 $102,578 $115,876 $129,173
AD-29 9+ $81,641 $95,928 $110,216 $124,503 $138,790

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 $106,986 $120,360 $133,733 $147,106 $160,480
AD-33 $112,614 $126,691 $140,768 $152,393 $164,003
AD-35 $118,538 $133,354 $148,172 $156,095 $164,003
AD-37 $124,773 $140,370 $155,966 $164,003 $164,003
AD-39 $0 n/a $164,200 n/a n/a
AD-40 n/a n/a $164,200 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.

For 2018, total pay (with locality) in grades AD-31 through 37 is limited to $164,100. See 2018 Locality Pay Table for rates. No locality pay at AD-39 and 40. Employees whose base pay (without locality) is equal to or greater than $164,004 in 2018 are subject to certain post-employment restrictions in 18 U.S.C. 207(c).

Updated January 8, 2018

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