Judge earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Judge salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $193,330
Connecticut $184,230
New York $163,360
Nevada $167,610
Colorado $158,580
Maryland $156,670
Florida $154,060
Delaware $115,440
Minnesota $155,590
North Dakota $145,970
Kentucky $135,610
Oregon $137,740
Missouri $151,720
New Jersey $167,400
Washington $121,640
Arkansas $144,890
Indiana $145,830
Wisconsin $132,650
Tennessee $104,150
Maine $127,470
Georgia $103,840
Arizona $103,610
Utah $105,800
Ohio $77,070
Texas $95,990
Puerto Rico $91,120
Kansas $105,400
South Dakota $89,190
New Mexico $85,590
Iowa $48,140
West Virginia $62,510
Oklahoma $54,080
South Carolina $61,000
Pennsylvania $57,630
Alabama $49,610
Montana $47,010
Mississippi $39,870

How do judge salaries compare to similar careers?

Judges earn 21% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than compliance managers but more than special agents.

Career Median Salary
Compliance manager salary $107K
Judge salary $134K
Hearing officer salary $100K
Detective salary $82K
Customs inspector salary $82K
Special agent salary $82K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)