Average Mid-Career Judge, Trial Court Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Judge, Trial Court is $133,145.
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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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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.

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