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NCJ Number: 78035 Find in a Library
Title: Survey of Judicial Salaries
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
Publications Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This survey presents judicial salary figures as of January 31, 1981, for judges serving in appellate courts, trial courts, and courts of general or limited jurisdiction throughout the United States.
Abstract: Since July 1980, the national average of the 50 States for the highest State court has gone from $49,690 to $51,083; for the intermediate appellate courts from $49,354 to $50,876; and for the general trial courts from $43,128 to $44,151. The top 10 States in salaries for the highest appellate courts include California, New York, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Louisiana, Michigan, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey. In California, an associate jusitce of the highest appellate court is paid $77,409 annually. Alaska offers the highest salary ($66,900) for general trial court judges. States which pay the lowest salaries include Maine, Vermont, and Utah. In Maine, an associate justice of the highest appellate court is paid $36,637 annually. Also included in the survey are data indicating the rank order of judicial salaries, income, and population. Future salaries and pending legislation are indicated for various States. Charts provide the bulk of the report.
Index Term(s): Judges; Pay rates; Surveys
Note: Volume 7, no. 1, 1981.
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