Judge earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Judge salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Georgia $99,880
Ohio $99,330
Louisiana $98,060
New Mexico $95,310
South Dakota $93,810
Wisconsin $91,600
Arizona $81,150
Utah $77,680
South Carolina $74,480
West Virginia $64,010
Montana $63,020
Oklahoma $63,020
Pennsylvania $57,630
Iowa $52,420
Michigan $49,700
Mississippi $47,490
Alabama $46,960
Hawaii $213,120
Illinois $210,120
California $206,790
Rhode Island $195,210
New Jersey $191,810
Connecticut $187,040
Massachusetts $171,230
Colorado $171,060
Nevada $171,060
New York $171,060
Maryland $170,980
Arkansas $170,720
Missouri $170,720
Minnesota $165,120
Vermont $164,930
Florida $162,330
Alaska $160,840
Delaware $160,830
Indiana $155,260
Oregon $154,680
North Dakota $145,970
Kentucky $139,650
Maine $137,280
Idaho $133,160
Texas $128,860
Washington $127,660
Tennessee $122,030
Kansas $118,960
Puerto Rico $104,310

How do judge salaries compare to similar careers?

Judges earn 13% more than similar careers in South Carolina. On average, they make less than lawyers but more than special agents.

Career Median Salary
Lawyer salary $95K
Hearing officer salary $101K
Judge salary $74K
Coroner salary $62K
Customs inspector salary $52K
Detective salary $52K
Special agent salary $52K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)