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The average salary for a Judge, Trial Court is $144,961.
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$82k - $179k
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$62k - $185k

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Job Description for Judge, Trial Court

Judge, Trial Court Tasks
  • Conduct trials, hearings, and arraignments and issue rulings and sentences that interpret and enforce law.
  • Supervise subordinate staff, such as law clerks or secretarial staff.
  • Advise and direct attorneys, juries, and court personnel regarding court conduct, issues, and proceedings.
  • Preside at preliminary hearings and settlement conferences.
  • Read documentation on pleadings and motions and provide written decisions with evidentiary and legal analysis.

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Popular Skills for Judge, Trial Court

Skills in Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review, Criminal and Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Judge, Trial Court

An early career Judge, Trial Court with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $138,313 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Judge, Trial Court with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,145 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Judge, Trial Court with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $145,116 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $152,131.

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