The heftiest perks go to Los Angeles County judges, who get $46,000 a year from the county on top of their state salaries, giving them a total of $225,000. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts makes $217,400 per year, and associate justices bring in $208,100.Roberts is one of the highest paid federal employees, but LA County has 400 judges who earn higher salaries.
Judges often try to pretend that they are dedicated public servants who working for less than what they could earn in the private sector. Don't believe it. It may be true about Roberts, but it is not true about those 400 LA judges.