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Administratively Determined Pay Plan Charts

The Administratively Determined Pay Plan salary structure is outlined below. These tables are for 2021 and are effective as of January 3, 2021. 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 $172,400 in 2021. See Schedule 9, December 31, 2020 Executive Order, for 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 $55,756 $65,513 $75,270 $85,027 $94,784
AD-23 3-4 $59,906 $70,390 $80,874 $91,358 $101,841
AD-25 5 $64,367 $75,631 $86,895 $98,159 $109,423
AD-26 6 $69,159 $81,262 $93,365 $105,468 $117,571
AD-27 7 $74,309 $87,314 $100,318 $113,322 $126,326
AD-28 8 $79,842 $93,815 $107,787 $121,759 $135,731
AD-29 9+ $85,785 $100,798 $115,811 $130,824 $145,836

Total pay with locality limited to $172,400 in 2021. See Schedule 9, December 31, 2020 Executive Order, for rates.

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 $112,418 $126,470 $140,522 $154,573 $168,628
AD-33 $118,332 $133,123 $147,915 $160,130 $172,394
AD-35 $124,556 $140,124 $155,694 $164,019 $172,394
AD-37 $131,108 $147,496 $163,885 $172,394 $172,394
AD-39 $0 n/a $172,500 n/a n/a
AD-40 n/a n/a $172,500 n/a n/a

For 2020, total pay (with locality) in grades AD-31 through 37 is limited to $172,400.  See Schedule 9, December 31, 2020 Executive Order, for rates.  No locality pay at AD-39 and 40.  Employees whose base pay (without locality) is equal to or greater than $172,395 in 2021 are subject to certain post-employment restrictions in 18 U.S.C. 207(c).

Updated January 11, 2021

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