6. Chief Justice of Supreme Court: John G. Roberts
- Annual Base Salary: $217,400
- Maximum Job Length: Life
- Previous Job: Judge on the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals
Job Description: As the Chief Justice of the nine-member Supreme Court, Roberts is the head of the U.S. Federal court system, and is effectively the Leader of the Judicial branch of the government. The Chief Justice is the spokesperson for the court, deciding who writes its opinions. Roberts is also responsible for setting the court’s agenda.
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