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Judge, Trial Court Salary

Compensation for Trial Court Judges in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($131K). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$88,052 - $176,549
(Median)
$88K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $131,248
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$88,052 - $176,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$83,972 - $176,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Experience Affects Judge, Trial Court Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$131,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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