A Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate earns an average salary of $66,544 per year. A skill in Legal Research is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,753 - $151,072
(Median)
$38K
$67K
$150K
MEDIAN: $66,543
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$37,753 - $151,072  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
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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$29,956 - $149,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$19.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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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$29,956 - $149,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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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Experience Affects Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

National Average
$62,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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