A Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate earns an average salary of $66,011 per year. A skill in Legal Research is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,285 - $176,995
$36K
$66K
$180K
MEDIAN: $66,011
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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$36,285 - $176,995  
   
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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$29,263 - $155,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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$29,263 - $155,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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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
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 101%

National Average
$56,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

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
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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