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Judge salary in United States

How much does a Judge make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $73,500
Low $35,627
High $151,632

The average salary for a judge is $73,500 per year in the United States. 159 salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Top companies for Judges in United States

  1. United States Courts
    50 reviews10 salaries reported
    $205,528per year
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Highest paying cities for Judges near United States

  1. Tacoma, WA
    $128,901 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Olympia, WA
    $115,438 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $112,559 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $102,916 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. El Paso, TX
    $97,279 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $79,972 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Freehold, NJ
    $54,208 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $53,727 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. New Brunswick, NJ
    $52,874 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Judge earn more?

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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


100 job openings

Average $40,096 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Judge

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