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Municipal Court Judge Salary

$100,380 (USD)

Average Salary

$48/hr

Average Hourly

$4,778

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Municipal Court Judge is $100,380 a year and $48 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Municipal Court Judge is between $70,360 and $124,585. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Municipal Court Judge. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Arbitrates disputes, advises counsel, jury, litigants, or court personnel, and administers judicial system: establishes rules of procedure on questions for which standard procedures have not been established by law or by superior court.
  • Reads or listens to allegations made by plaintiff in civil suits to determine their sufficiency.
  • Examines evidence in criminal cases to determine if evidence will support charges.
  • Listens to presentation of case, rules on admissibility of evidence and methods of conducting testimony, and settles disputes between opposing attorneys.
  • Instructs jury on applicable law and directs jury to deduce facts from evidence presented.
  • Sentences defendant in criminal cases, on conviction by jury, according to statutes of state or federal government, or awards judicial relief to litigants in civil cases in relation to findings by jury or by court.
  • May be designated according to level of court in judicial hierarchy as appellate-court judge; district-court judge; municipal-court judge; superior-court judge; supreme-court justice.
  • May preside over particular court department and be designated conciliation-court judge; criminal-court judge; juvenile-court judge; probate judge.
Municipal Court Judge Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Job family population: 28,520

Estimated population of Municipal Court Judge jobs: 13,163

Rate of error: 0.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$116,368
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Municipal Court Judge Job Listings for United States

MUNICIPAL COURT BAILIFF
Nov 24
Kansas City, United States
City of KC-Personnel
Maintains order in the Municipal Court and assists municipal judges and other court personnel in handling cases involving violations of municipal ordinances and in the performance of routine clerical ...
COURT CLERK
Sep 20
Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
City of Gig Harbor
Under the supervision of the Municipal Court Judge and the Court Administrator, and within the governing framework of state statutes and local ordinances, the incumbent functions within well ...
COURT REPORTER
Nov 26
San Antonio, TX, USA
Labor On Demand Inc.
... in Municipal Court, including the magistrate court, and others as requested. • Assists court ... Exercises expert judgment in translating witness testimony during trial. • Uses general ...
Change Management Coordinator (Term Limited Temporary)
Nov 15
Seattle, United States
City of Seattle
The Municipal Court Information System (MCIS) MCIS was developed internally in 1990 using IBM ... Build strong and cohesive working relationships with court team members, including judges ...
Organizational and Change Managment Specialist - Term Limited Temp
Nov 20
Seattle, WA, USA
City of Seattle
Company Description The City of Seattle's Municipal Court (SMC) is one of the highest volume Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the state with 7 elected Judges, 6 appointed Magistrates, and over 200 ...

The average pay for a Municipal Court Judge is $100,380 a year and $48 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Municipal Court Judge is between $70,360 and $124,585. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Municipal Court Judge. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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MUNICIPAL COURT BAILIFF
Nov 24
Kansas City, United States
City of KC-Personnel
Maintains order in the Municipal Court and assists municipal judges and other court personnel in handling cases involving violations of municipal ordinances and in the performance of routine clerical ...
COURT CLERK
Sep 20
Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
City of Gig Harbor
Under the supervision of the Municipal Court Judge and the Court Administrator, and within the governing framework of state statutes and local ordinances, the incumbent functions within well ...
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