Judges in New Jersey typically earn $165,000 a year, ranking them 11th when it comes to how much they’re paid compared with other states.
But when you factor in cost of living, the National Center for State Courts estimates that in real terms, judges earn about $135,881, which would rank them 30th in the country.
The rankings were similar when it comes to the state Supreme Court — where justices earn $185,482 — which also ranked 11th in the country. Appellate Court justices do slightly better, with earnings of $175,534. That ranked them 9th in the country.