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Entry-level prosecutors at the local level earned median annual salaries of $56,000 in 2018, according to the National Association for Law Placement. Those employed for five years earned $66,300, while those with 11–15 years on the job made $84,400. The association reports the following median salaries for public defenders in 2018 by level of experience: entry-level, $58,300; five years, $68,000; and 11–15 years, $96,400.

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