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Administratively Determined Pay Plan Charts

The Administratively Determined Pay Plan salary structure is outlined below. These tables are for 2016 and are effective as of April 17, 2016. 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 $160,200 in 2016. See 2016 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 $51,811 $60,878 $69,945 $79,012 $88,079
AD-23 3-4 $55,668 $65,410 $75,152 $84,894 $94,636
AD-25 5 $59,813 $70,280 $80,748 $91,215 $101,682
AD-26 6 $64,266 $75,513 $86,759 $98,006 $109,252
AD-27 7 $69,052 $81,136 $93,220 $105,305 $117,388
AD-28 8 $74,193 $87,177 $100,161 $113,144 $126,128
AD-29 9+ $79,717 $93,668 $107,618 $121,569 $135,519

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 $104,465 $117,523 $130,581 $143,639 $156,697
AD-33 $109,960 $123,705 $137,450 $148,780 $160,111
AD-35 $115,744 $130,211 $144,679 $152,395 $160,111
AD-37 $121,832 $137,061 $152,290 $160,111 $160,111
AD-39 $0 n/a $160,300 n/a n/a
AD-40 n/a n/a $160,300 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 ($160,300 in 2016). Locality pay does not apply at grades AD-39 and AD-40.  Basic pay (without locality) equal to or greater than $160,112 in 2016 subject to certain post-employment restrictions in 18 U.S.C. 207(c).

Updated April 20, 2016