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state agency salary question

Say a state agency has a job opening for a staff attorney wi ibrslave12/04/18
Depends on the state and the agency. govlaw12/05/18
Yes, they consider experience in determining where you are i fettywap12/04/18
Depends on lots - state, agency, hiring manager, budgetary i jd4hire12/05/18
Ok, thanks for the responses. I wish I could provide the pa ibrslave12/05/18
ibrslave (Dec 4, 2018 - 9:47 pm)

Say a state agency has a job opening for a staff attorney with a pay range of $60-75,000 a year. Within that pay range are various "steps." Can a new employee with, let's say, 5-10 years' legal experience working in prior legal jobs (not in the same line of work as the state agency) ask or expect to be paid somewhere in the middle or at the top of that pay range? In other words, how do the "steps" work to determine starting salary (if at all), and would prior work experience be credited so that the new hire would not start at the very bottom of the pay range? Thanks!

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govlaw (Dec 5, 2018 - 7:16 am)

Depends on the state and the agency.

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fettywap (Dec 4, 2018 - 11:59 pm)

Yes, they consider experience in determining where you are in the pay range.

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jd4hire (Dec 5, 2018 - 9:33 am)

Depends on lots - state, agency, hiring manager, budgetary issues, allocations, how much they like you, how much they want you, etc.

My wife got hired at a state agency. They wanted her and she mentioned that the salary was really low. They treated her as if she had more years of experience than she did so as to get her at the highest advertised range.

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ibrslave (Dec 5, 2018 - 12:55 pm)

Ok, thanks for the responses. I wish I could provide the particulars so I can get better info but I just can’t at this time. Thanks again for responding.

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