Crown prosecutors are public prosecutors representing the state against a defender in the courts of Canada or Britain. A crown prosecutor is a public servant, drawing a monthly salary, pension and various other benefits In the US they hold different job titles such as county prosecutor, county attorney, district attorney, and state attorney, where they are county government employees. On average, a public prosecutor earns $50,000 a year. Their duties include screening and preparing cases, and providing advice to the police and related agencies on criminal matters. In England and Wales, they are known as crown prosecutor service (CPS) lawyers, making 30,000 pounds annually.