Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates

Training Requirements for Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates

Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates need a doctoral or professional degree, 5 years or more experience and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 0.5
Some College 0.7
Associates Degree 0.4
Bachelors Degree 5.1
Masters Degree 4.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 88.7

Employment Outlook for Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates

This represents about 29,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

Typical Income for Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates

Hourly Income

On average,judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates make $55.51 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates $16.95 $30.80 $60.52 $75.61 $88.25
Legal occupations $17.62 $24.78 $38.30 $66.46 $high
Lawyers, judges, and related workers $26.01 $36.05 $55.31 $81.81 $high
Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers $17.56 $27.80 $48.54 $68.99 $81.93
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates make $115,460 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates $35,250 $64,070 $125,880 $157,270 $183,570
Legal occupations $36,650 $51,530 $79,650 $138,240 $high
Lawyers, judges, and related workers $54,100 $74,990 $115,050 $170,170 $high
Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers $36,530 $57,830 $100,960 $143,490 $170,410
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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