Federal Prosecutors are often elected . Most of those who work in the position are Assistant US Attorneys. They represent the federal government in both civil and criminal cases. A federal prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution that is responsible for presenting a criminal case against the accused. Prosecutors are typically lawyers who possess a legal degree. The terms County Attorney, Prosecuting Attorney, County Prosecutor, State Attorney, State Prosecutor, Common Wealth’s Attorney and Attorneys General are different titles of prosecutors in various state courts. On average, federal prosecutor’s annual salary is $100,000.