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Administratively Determined Pay Plan Charts

The Administratively Determined Pay Plan salary structure is outlined below. These tables are for 2017 and are effective as of January 8, 2017. 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 $161,800 in 2017. See 2017 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 $52,329 $61,487 $70,644 $79,802 $88,959
AD-23 3-4 $56,225 $66,064 $75,904 $85,743 $95,583
AD-25 5 $60,411 $70,983 $81,555 $92,127 $102,699
AD-26 6 $64,909 $76,268 $87,627 $98,986 $110,345
AD-27 7 $69,743 $81,948 $94,153 $106,358 $118,563
AD-28 8 $74,935 $88,049 $101,162 $114,276 $127,390
AD-29 9+ $80,514 $94,604 $108,694 $122,784 $136,874

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 $105,509 $118,698 $131,887 $145,075 $158,264
AD-33 $111,059 $124,942 $138,824 $150,289 $161,754
AD-35 $116,901 $131,513 $146,126 $153,940 $161,754
AD-37 $123,050 $138,432 $153,813 $161,754 $161,754
AD-39 $0 n/a $161,900 n/a n/a
AD-40 n/a n/a $161,900 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.

Salary for AD-40 is equivalent to the rate of pay for Executive Level IV ($161,900 in 2017). Locality pay does not apply at grades AD-39 and AD-40.  Basic pay (without locality) equal to or greater than $161,755 in 2017 subject to certain post-employment restrictions in 18 U.S.C. 207(c).

Updated January 10, 2017