How Much Money Do Prosecutors Make?


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The Houston Chronicle states that in 2010, entry-level prosecutors made a median salary of $50,000 a year. Prosecutors with 11 to 15 years of experience made a median wage of $81,500 per year.

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The Houston Chronicle also reports that prosecutors who work at a federal level are more strictly hired than those working at a state level, to the point at which the president himself actually has a say in who gets hired. A brand new federal-level prosecutor receives the job title of "assistant U.S. attorney." An assistant U.S. attorney is usually required to work for three to six years in a similar position before he is allowed to become a federal prosecutor. This leads some to believe that assistant U.S. attorneys are paid too little, between $42,000 to $59,000, for the level of work they perform.

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