Would a criminal lawyer make lot working with the U.S Department of Justice?
How much would they make, and how much work will it take to be a lawyer at the department of justice?
- sitcpsitcbLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
DOJ attorneys are on the federal government pay scale just like most other federal employees. They start at GS-11 and obviously can go higher based on experience. The pay starts around $50,000, depending on location and a few other criteria.
The DOJ is extremely competitive, particularly the criminal law division which is among the most prestigious. Government hiring is a lot less grade-dependent than BigLaw so experience is paramount. Graduating from a top school is key for a job right out of law school. It's also possible to work your way up into those positions after a few years in the private sector or doing other public sector work.