History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  Judicial Salaries
Supreme Court Justices
Date Effective
Chief Justice
Associate Justices
September 23, 1789
$4,000
$3,500
January 1, 1819
$5,000
$4,500
March 3, 1855
$6,500
$6,000
March 3, 1863
Justice assigned to the Tenth Circuit granted $1,000 additional compensation for travel (repealed in 1866)
July 1, 1871
$8,500
$8,000
March 4, 1873
$10,500
$10,000
March 1, 1903
$13,000
$12,500
June 1, 1911
$15,000
$14,500
January 1, 1927
$20,500
$20,000
August 1, 1946
$25,500
$25,000
March 1,1955
$35,500
$35,000
July 1, 1964
$40,000
$39,500
March 1, 1969
$62,500
$60,000
October 1, 1975
$65,600
$63,000
October 1, 1976
$68,800
$66,000
March 1, 1977
$75,000
$72,000
October 1, 1979
$84,700
$81,300
October 1, 1980
$92,400
$88,700
October 1, 1981
$96,800
$93,000
October 1, 1982
$100,700
$96,700
January 1, 1984
$104,700
$100,600
January 1, 1985
$108,400
$104,100
January 1, 1987
$111,700
$107,200
March 1, 1987
$115,000
$110,000
February 1, 1990
$124,000
$118,600
January 1, 1991
$160,600
$153,600
January 1, 1992
$166,200
$159,000
January 1, 1993
$171,500
$164,100
January 1, 1998
$175,400
$167,900
January 1, 2000
$181,400
$173,600
January 1, 2001
$186,300
$178,300
January 1, 2002
$192,600
$184,400
January 1, 2003
$198,600
$190,100
January 1, 2004
$203,000
$194,300
January 1, 2005
$208,100
$199,200
January 1, 2006
$212,100
$203,000
January 1, 2008
$217,400
$208,100
January 1, 2009
$223,500
$213,900
January 1, 2014
$255,500
$244,400
January 1, 2015
$258,100
$246,800
January 1, 2016
$260,700
$249,300

 

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