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Working at OGC

OGC attorneys are called upon daily to counsel their clients on a variety of legal issues that are as diverse as they are challenging. Depending upon the agency placement, OGC attorneys have the chance to develop hands-on experience and expertise in such areas as procurement and contracts, environmental, labor, health care, criminal justice, claims and tort liability, technology, and administrative law.

Each Commonwealth agency is represented by a combination of OGC attorneys who are either developing their legal skills or are resident experts in various substantive areas of the law. New attorneys can gain invaluable, practical experience as they work side-by-side with experienced lawyers in resolving challenging, complex, and unique legal issues. More experienced attorneys can refine their legal skills by taking on a lead role in the resolution of our agencies legal disputes. In addition, OGC provides a variety of opportunities for those who aspire to be litigators; for those who want to handle transactional or regulatory matters; and for those who yearn to practice in such areas as health care, the environment, or criminal justice. OGC also offers management and supervisory positions to attorneys who are seeking to develop or refine their administrative and managerial skills.


Compensation and Benefits

In addition to offering rewarding careers in public service, OGC, like other agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, offers competitive pay, comprehensive medical benefits, paid time off and attractive retirement benefits. The current salary range for OGC attorneys is indicated below.


​Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
37.5 Hour Attorney Pay Schedule
Effective October 1, 2021
Pay Scale Type AT
​Pay Scale 
Group
​Pay Scale Level 01
(Minimum)
​Pay Scale Level 00
(Within Range)
​Pay Scale Level 00
(Maximum)
​AT01
​Hourly
Biweekly
Annual*
​30.86
2,314.50
60,326
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​46.87
3,515.25
91,678
​AT02
​Hourly
Biweekly
Annual*
​35.24
2,643.00
68,929
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​53.52
4,014.00
104,685
​AT03
Hourly
Biweekly
Annual*
​40.19
3,014.25
78,612
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61.10
4,582.50
119,512
AT04
Hourly
Biweekly
Annual*
​45.90
3,442.50
89,780
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​69.74
5,230.50
136,411


For a description of the relevant job specification for each of the attorney classes above, please select this link.

* Annual rates are approximate and are derived by multiplying the biweekly rate by 26.08 and rounding to the nearest dollar.