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What is the average salary for Judges in the United States?

Judges earn an average hourly wage of $51.16. Hourly wages typically start from $15.14 and go up to $86.02. Judges earn an average salary of $106,420 per year. Salaries typically start from $31,480 and go up to $178,920.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Judges in the United States earn:

$86.02 an hour $178,920 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Judges in the United States earn:

$70.93 an hour $147,540 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Judges in the United States earn:

$55.36 an hour $115,140 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Judges in the United States earn:

$25.46 an hour $52,960 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Judges in the United States earn:

$15.14 an hour $31,480 per year

Historical salary for Judges in the United States

Judge salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Judge Salary in Hawaii $88.81 $184,710 # 1
Judge Salary in California $83.01 $172,660 # 2
Judge Salary in Rhode Island $76.25 $158,610 # 3
Judge Salary in Nevada $73.27 $152,400 # 4
Judge Salary in Alaska $71.41 $148,530 # 5
Judge Salary in New Jersey $71.18 $148,050 # 6
Judge Salary in Connecticut $69.62 $144,820 # 7
Judge Salary in Delaware $66.56 $138,450 # 8
Judge Salary in Florida $65.18 $135,580 # 9
Judge Salary in New York $65.18 $135,580 # 10
Judge Salary in Maryland $64.78 $134,740 # 11
Judge Salary in Kansas $60.46 $125,750 # 12
Judge Salary in North Dakota $60.38 $125,580 # 13
Judge Salary in Kentucky $59.67 $124,110 # 14
Judge Salary in Colorado $58.68 $122,050 # 15
Judge Salary in Oregon $55.88 $116,240 # 16
Judge Salary in Missouri $54.82 $114,030 # 17
Judge Salary in Tennessee $53.57 $111,420 # 18
Judge Salary in Idaho $53.30 $110,860 # 19
Judge Salary in Indiana $53.04 $110,320 # 20
Judge Salary in Washington $50.67 $105,400 # 21
Judge Salary in Arizona $49.57 $103,110 # 22
Judge Salary in Vermont $49.06 $102,040 # 23
Judge Salary in Maine $48.40 $100,670 # 24
Judge Salary in Wisconsin $47.31 $98,390 # 25
Judge Salary in South Dakota $47.26 $98,300 # 26
Judge Salary in Arkansas $45.69 $95,040 # 27
Judge Salary in Louisiana $44.26 $92,050 # 28
Judge Salary in Wyoming $43.53 $90,540 # 29
Judge Salary in Utah $42.19 $87,750 # 30
Judge Salary in Georgia $41.58 $86,490 # 31
Judge Salary in Texas $40.29 $83,800 # 32
Judge Salary in Michigan $35.96 $74,810 # 33
Judge Salary in Ohio $35.05 $72,910 # 34
Judge Salary in South Carolina $34.43 $71,620 # 35
Judge Salary in Oklahoma $33.90 $70,510 # 36
Judge Salary in Pennsylvania $33.41 $69,480 # 37
Judge Salary in Iowa $31.10 $64,680 # 38
Judge Salary in West Virginia $28.55 $59,380 # 39
Judge Salary in Virginia $27.82 $57,870 # 40
Judge Salary in Alabama $24.94 $51,880 # 41
Judge Salary in Montana $23.60 $49,080 # 42
Judge Salary in Mississippi $23.30 $48,450 # 43
Judge Salary in New Mexico $19.58 $40,730 # 44
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics