30 pieces of silver for telling someone where someone was and identifying them in an age without photographs.
Judas got a fairly large sum for his treachery and his name became a synonym for treason.
It was all part of God's plan, although I can imagine that Jesus still wouldn't have been happy. He knew that he was going to be betrayed, but it still would have been a cruel moment.
Let's go back to the Pharisees. They wanted Jesus dead for one reason: to protect their position. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, as our Lord said.
May we never love material things more than God and may we never allow our greed to make us do terrible things.
I say that, of course, but we have all been Judases at some point or another.