Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Judge, Trial Court is $149,666
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Judge, Trial Courts?
An early career Judge, Trial Court with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $136,995 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Judge, Trial Court with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $144,000 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 …Read more
What Do Judge, Trial Courts Do?
Trial court judges preside over cases between prosecutors and defendants, and may also perform nuptials. This position commands respect, and a person holding this position is often referred to as “your honor."
A trial court judge will have several subordinates working with him/her in the courtroom, including a stenographer, court officers, court administrative staff, and the judge’s personal clerk. The workload will inevitably require a considerable amount of time, both in court and after …Read more
- 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.