AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

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BruceWayne
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AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:06 pm

Does anyone know how to find the AD pay scale for AUSAs?

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:10 pm

That's just the GS scale for attorneys in main justice. AUSAs are on the AD scale.

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:15 pm

I know, this was the pertinent part -

Salary ranges for Assistant U.S. Attorneys differ from the GS salary for that location and are graded based on experience and level of responsibility. Candidates interviewing with a U.S. Attorney's Office should discuss salary requirements with the hiring office.


It doesn't sound like it's something they publish.

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:33 pm

So I guess there's no way to find the info then?

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:52 pm

I haven't been able to, and I've looked. I assume it's more than adequate since people leave big firm jobs for the USAO, and they certainly wouldn't leave for prestige alone.

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:06 pm

kalvano wrote:I haven't been able to, and I've looked. I assume it's more than adequate since people leave big firm jobs for the USAO, and they certainly wouldn't leave for prestige alone.


I'm not disagreeing with your sentiment about their pay. But remember that one's chances of becoming a partner dramatically increase after having worked as an AUSA.

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:08 pm

kalvano wrote:I haven't been able to, and I've looked. I assume it's more than adequate since people leave big firm jobs for the USAO, and they certainly wouldn't leave for prestige alone.


Theres a whole lot of reasons to leave.

Big Firm Litigation -> Not on partner track -> AUSA -> partner at other firm
Big Firm Gov. Enforcement -> Not on partner track usually unless -> AUSA -> then back to same firm as partner/junior partner.
Big Firm Litigation -> Hate Life -> AUSA

Not uncommon for people to take a six figure pay cut to be an AUSA.

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:36 pm

Oh, I'm sure it's a drastic difference. But no one is going into the poorhouse working the USAO.

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Re: AD pay scale for AUSA's--where?

Postby MartianManhunter » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:05 pm

FWIW, folks at my DoJ office gave the impression that AUSA's start at about 80-100k, and that they're less flexible in negotiating your starting salary than main justice. But I don't have anything firm to link to.




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