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How much do you get paid if you wanna be a judge?

I am 17 years old
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Michelle’s Answer

Deondre, depends on what kind of judge you want to be. If you work at the Federal level...you will make more. If you are appointed at the city or county level...you will not make as much. But what you do in life as a judge may be more rewarding than the amount of money you make. And you can also move up from city/county, to state, to Federal. So you can make more money if you want.

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Andrew’s Answer

The answers above are very good direct answers to your question. You should also know that judges in federal courts and some states are appointed by the other branches of the government (legislature and President or Governor), so almost all of those judges have had long and positive careers as lawyers. In some states the people elect judges, so a long career before becoming a judge is not necessary, but is still usually the case. Finally, you should know that there are many opportunities to be an "administrative judge," which is a person who acts like a judge, but not in a courtroom. Hearings in government agencies are overseen by administrative judges who do very similar things as court judges, such as hold hearings, take witness testimony, make rulings, and decide the outcome of cases. However, administrative judges usually hear disputes in specialized fields, such as immigration, government contracts, and other matters. Administrative hearings do not include criminal trials.

How do you get appointed? Franklin N.

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Eric’s Answer

https://www.uscourts.gov/judges-judgeships/judicial-compensation lists judge's pay

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John A.’s Answer

A judge's salary is contingent upon experience, the type of court over which that judge presides, and locality adjustment.

If you are a lawyer or law student, you should look into a clerkship. This will help you better understand what goes on behind the scenes. That knowledge and experience will take you far.

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