Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials

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We set the salaries of:

The state pays the salaries of the Supreme Court Justices and judges of the Court of Appeals.  Superior court judges’ salaries are paid 50/50 by the state and by the county in which the court is located.  District Court judges’ salaries are paid 100% by the county in which the court is located.

We do not set the salaries of municipal judges.

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