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Public Defender Salary

How much does a Public Defender make in the United States?
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$117,070 (USD)/yr

Average Base Salary

$56 (USD)/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$6,497 (USD)/yr

Average Bonus
The average public defender salary in United States is $117,070 or an equivalent hourly rate of $56. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $6,497. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$81,462 (USD)

Entry Level Salary

$145,656 (USD)

Senior Level Salary

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