Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates among Arkansas cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,030
25th Percentile Wage
$43,370
50th Percentile Wage
$142,310
75th Percentile Wage
$162,650
90th Percentile Wage
$162,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $142,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$142,310
0.53% 13.42%
2016
$141,550
10.33% -
2015
$126,930
1.13% -
2014
$125,500
3.43% -
2013
$121,190
-1.67% -
2012
$123,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Arkansas ranges from $40,640 to $141,560. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Arkansas is Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $141,560. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $141,550). The lowest paying area is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$141,560
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$141,550
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$141,550
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$67,740
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$40,640




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