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2021 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Guide

Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary 2021

Salary

$141.1K

Growth

3%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $40,270 $81,100 $141,080 $174,050 $208
Hourly Wage $19.36 $38.99 $67.83 $83.68 $100

How Much Do Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$40,270
$81,100
$141,080
$174,050
$208
Hourly Wage
$19.36
$38.99
$67.83
$83.68
$100

What Do Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Do?

Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.

Also known as:

Circuit Court Judge, Circuit Judge, County Judge, Court of Appeals Judge, District Court Judge, Judge, Justice of the Peace, Magisterial District Judge, Magistrate, Superior Court Judge

  • Make decisions in legal cases.
  • Make decisions in legal cases.
  • Direct courtroom activities or procedures.
  • Direct courtroom activities or procedures.
  • Prepare written decisions for legal proceedings.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Rule on admissibility of legal proceedings.
  • Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
  • Authorize payments to settle legal disputes.
  • Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
  • Direct courtroom activities or procedures.
  • Prepare written decisions for legal proceedings.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Authorize payments to settle legal disputes.
  • Make decisions in legal cases.
  • Direct courtroom activities or procedures.
  • Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
  • Serve court ordered documents.
  • Arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts.
  • Make decisions in legal cases.
  • Supervise activities of other legal personnel.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
  • Administer oaths to court participants.

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 29,900 30,900 3% 1,400

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
29,900
30,900
3%
1,400

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Schooling & Experience

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • 5 years or more work experience
  • Less than 1 month on-the-job training

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Abraham Lincoln University Law Glendale, CA More than 4 years: 16
Albany Law School Law Albany, NY More than 4 years: 135
Alliant International University-San Diego Law San Diego, CA More than 4 years: 14
American University Law Washington, DC More than 4 years: 407
Appalachian School of Law Law Grundy, VA More than 4 years: 31
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix Law Phoenix, AZ More than 4 years: 282
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School Law Atlanta, GA More than 4 years: 122
Ave Maria School of Law Law Naples, FL More than 4 years: 64
Barry University Law Miami, FL More than 4 years: 182
Baylor University Law Waco, TX More than 4 years: 118

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Law
Glendale, CA
More than 4 years: 16
Law
Albany, NY
More than 4 years: 135
Law
San Diego, CA
More than 4 years: 14
Law
Washington, DC
More than 4 years: 407
Law
Grundy, VA
More than 4 years: 31
Law
Phoenix, AZ
More than 4 years: 282
Law
Atlanta, GA
More than 4 years: 122
Law
Naples, FL
More than 4 years: 64
Law
Miami, FL
More than 4 years: 182
Law
Waco, TX
More than 4 years: 118

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Appeals Referee Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Erie, Pennsylvania 09/22/2021 No
Bailiff- Marion Superior Court Criminal Div. Indy Gov Indianapolis, Indiana 09/22/2021 No
COURT REPORTER Superior Court of Fulton County Atlanta, Georgia 09/22/2021 No
JUDICIAL STAFF ATTORNEY Superior Court of Fulton County Atlanta, Georgia 09/22/2021 No
LITIGATION MANAGER Superior Court of Fulton County Atlanta, Georgia 09/23/2021 No
Mediation Specialist Franklin County Columbus, Ohio 09/22/2021 No
United States Magistrate Judge U.S. Courts Washington, District Of Columbia 09/22/2021 No

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Erie, Pennsylvania
09/22/2021
No
Indy Gov
Indianapolis, Indiana
09/22/2021
No
Superior Court of Fulton County
Atlanta, Georgia
09/22/2021
No
Superior Court of Fulton County
Atlanta, Georgia
09/22/2021
No
Superior Court of Fulton County
Atlanta, Georgia
09/23/2021
No
Franklin County
Columbus, Ohio
09/22/2021
No
U.S. Courts
Washington, District Of Columbia
09/22/2021
No

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Guide 2021

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