Judge/Magistrate Salary in the United States

How much does a Judge/Magistrate make in the United States? The average Judge/Magistrate salary in the United States is $164,974 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $161,822 and $184,623. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Judge/Magistrate oversees legal process and ensures that court rules and proceedings are adhered to. Upholds laws. Being a Judge/Magistrate must be a graduate of an accredited law school. Most states require prior experience as a lawyer. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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