How much does Judge Judys Burt the Bailiff get paid?

While Petri Hawkins-Byrd has refused to reveal his salary, he is known as the world's richest bailiff with a net worth of $3.5 Million. Judge Judy’s bailiff is a paid actor. Because he was once a real bailiff in Sheindlin's courtroom, he got the job.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the estimated yearly salary for a bailiff as of May 2013 is $40,620.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd started working as a bailiff in the Brooklyn court system before moving to the Family Court in Manhattan. He began working for Judge Judith Sheindlin while serving as a bailiff in Manhattan.

He wrote her a letter of congratulations after hearing that Judge Sheindlin was going to have her own court show. Sheindlin then called him and invited him to work as her bailiff on the show.

Of interest, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020. According to reports her current salary at $47 million a year — making her by far the highest-paid personality on television. Sheindlin is 72. Find out more at

To keep up with media appearances and learn more about her honor, follow her on Twitter @JudgeJudy.

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Updated on Thursday, April 09 2015 at 10:19AM EDT
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