Manhattan DA/ gov't jobs - how to gauge earning potential

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Manhattan DA/ gov't jobs - how to gauge earning potential

Postby TLSNYC » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:39 pm

I know that salaries for many gov't positions are not all that glamorous, but I'm wondering what you can expect at a place like the Manhattan DA's office if you stick around for a few years. I know the starting salary is 65k, but what are you looking at 5 years out? Many thanks in advance for any helpful posts!

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Re: Manhattan DA/ gov't jobs - how to gauge earning potential

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:19 pm

Salary increases at DA offices are often dependent on state budgets. Salary freezes can and do happen. At one big city office, an ADA that had been around a few years told me he had not had a raise in five years. Another one at a different office (again large city) told me it had been 2 years since he got a raise.

Manhattan DA is obviously better funded than either of the offices those two ADAs were working at but one goes into prosecution to make $.

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