Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts. They also conduct pretrial hearings, resolve administrative disputes, facilitate negotiations between opposing parties, and issue legal decisions.

$133,840

Median US Salary

Doctoral or professional degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Currently employed

28,440

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

5%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

1,000 to 4,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Hawaii $190,110

Rhode Island $189,730

California $185,120

Connecticut $184,590

Nevada $169,160

New Jersey $167,720

New York $162,650

Maryland $156,960

Colorado $154,990

Florida $148,500

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Maxxing your 401k as Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

14.2%

Per paycheck

$730.97

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $5,147.69
Pre Tax Retirement $730.97
Before Taxes $4,416.72
Taxes $1,325.02
Take Home $3,091.70

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