Salary update

Due to the developing crisis, salaries are changing rapidly. Here is the average salary for Judges in the United States since March 2020.

Latest average base salary
$115,447
per year

Judge salary in United States

How much does a Judge make in the United States?

150 salaries reported, updated at September 23, 2021
$75,896
per year

The average salary for a judge is $75,896 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Paid sick time
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Professional development assistance
  • Flexible spending account
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Most common benefits for Judges

  • Paid sick time
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Professional development assistance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Parental leave
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 56 ratings

55% of Judges in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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