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How much does a district attorney make?

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As of 2014, the average salary for a district attorney is $65,611 per year. However, the amount of experience a district attorney has determines his actual salary.

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How much does a district attorney make?
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New district attorneys earn between $50,000 and $60,000 per year, and their salaries go up from there. District attorneys with more than 20 years of experience can expect a salary of well over $100,000 per year.

District attorneys can also earn bonuses along with medical benefits, vacation and holiday pay, along with other incentives. Many district attorneys move on to other higher-paying positions in the legal field after reaching the 20-year mark in their careers.

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