Judge salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 1,201 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Judges make?
The average total salary for a Judge is $144,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,201 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Judge and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Judge salary can vary between $57,500 to $205,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Judge salary by location

Judge salary by company

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Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$201K – $230K
State Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
19 income tax records
$121K – $200K

Judge demographics in United States

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26% are single
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74% are married
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54% have kids
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84% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Judges in United States

1,201 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a judge in the United States is $144,500 per year. Judge salaries in the United States can vary between $57,500 to $205,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,201 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as judge.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for judges in the United States: Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($200,500 a year), New York Metro Area, NY ($182,500 a year), and Chicago Metro Area, IL ($181,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.