Judge earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Judge salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Hawaii $188,870
California $183,560
Alaska $191,850
New Jersey $166,850
Connecticut $178,290
New York $155,920
Nevada $166,520
Rhode Island $184,930
Maryland $156,150
North Dakota $141,250
Delaware $84,510
Colorado $146,810
Florida $141,810
Kentucky $135,820
Missouri $143,350
Washington $129,620
Oregon $125,870
Indiana $138,220
Idaho $113,270
Tennessee $100,940
Kansas $108,130
Arizona $100,180
Arkansas $141,550
Maine $122,830
Wisconsin $92,620
Georgia $94,100
South Dakota $93,930
Puerto Rico $90,750
Texas $81,320
Ohio $66,320
Iowa $48,920
New Mexico $85,300
West Virginia $61,900
Utah $72,680
Oklahoma $58,360
Louisiana $61,950
Pennsylvania $59,150
Alabama $48,160
South Carolina $52,470
Mississippi $39,700
Montana $45,820

How do judge salaries compare to similar careers?

Judges earn 24% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than lawyers but more than arbitrators.

Career Median Salary
Lawyer salary $82K
Judge salary $134K
Hearing officer salary $95K
Special agent salary $61K
Customs inspector salary $80K
Arbitrator salary $61K