County prosecutors usually make around $40K, more or less depending on location. Public defenders are in the same territory.Government agencies cover a broad range in pay. Some are tied to the GS scale others are not. The top paying govt. agencies (SEC, Fed. Reserve Board) pay over $90K a year. Most agencies are not going to pay that much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_ScheduleIf there is a particular place you're interested in working, look up their website or call them. Chances are the information on salary is public.Re: LRAP programs, make sure you read the terms very carefully. LRAPS are not standardized and vary widely in quality. Some of the them have terms that might not work for you depending on your personal situation.