The average salary for a Mid-Career Judge, Trial Court is $133,145.
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Job Description for Judge, Trial Court
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 hours…Read more
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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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. 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.
Years of Experience
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