Numbers Don't Lie

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Judgment Pay

The annual salary of a U.S. federal district court judge is $165,000 - that's unchanged since 1993. Meanwhile, a 1st-year associate at a large law firm typically earns about $125,000. Since the 1960s, federal judge pay has declined 24% in real dollars, while the average worker's real pay increased 15%.
Source - Fortune, August, 2006

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5 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Does this figure include the "Mafia Commission" rate?

8:11 AM

 
Anonymous VeryLiberating.com said...

I want to make that much money to screw over the public.

http://www.VeryLiberating.com

9:06 AM

 
Blogger David 23 said...

Interesting stats. Not sure they make me feel better though. It kind of sounds like only people with a mission or people who can't get jobs in the real world would become judges.

11:28 AM

 
Blogger Yasser said...

so basically you trade off 50000 in the beginning for more flexibility and movability

11:42 AM

 
Blogger Russell said...

Judges put up with so much too. In unrelated number trivia, do you know the ratio of male to female bees in a bee hive?

1:50 PM

 

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