Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate Salary

A Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate earns an average salary of $66,709 per year. A skill in Legal Research is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,234 - $180,422
$35K
$67K
$180K
MEDIAN: $66,709
10%
50%
90%

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$13.66 - $24.00
$16
MEDIAN: $16.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$35,234 - $180,422  
   
Bonus
$700  
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,833 - $174,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$16.00  
   
Overtime
$19.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$700  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,833 - $174,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate

The positions of judge, magistrate judge, and magistrate vary in the types of court proceedings they oversee. Judges tend to work with criminal and corporate law, while magistrates usually preside over cases involving municipal law, pre-trial hearings, small claims cases, and misdemeanor trials. While they deal with different cases, they also share many of the same duties.

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Pay by Experience Level for Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate

Pay by Experience for a Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate has a positive trend. An entry-level Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 13 salaries. A Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate Salaries

Late-Career
▲103%

National Average
$55,000

Experienced
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Mid-Career
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%
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