Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates amongst Arizona areas 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$170,450
75th Percentile Wage
$142,650
50th Percentile Wage
$81,170
25th Percentile Wage
$70,600
10th Percentile Wage
$64,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $170,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$81.95
75th Percentile Wage
$68.58
50th Percentile Wage
$39.02
25th Percentile Wage
$33.94
10th Percentile Wage
$31.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $81.95. The median hourly salary is $39.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.06.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $81,170 -15.01%
2013 $95,510 2.99%
2012 $92,740 28.22%
2011 $72,330 -0.25%
2010 $72,510 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Arizona from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 11.94%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.99%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 28.22% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.25%.

Table 4. Average Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Wage in Arizona vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Lawyers
$100,810
Judicial Law Clerks
$39,150
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$99,690
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$36,440
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$81,170

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in Arizona Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Arizona ranges from $75,080 to $124,690. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $124,690. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Prescott (mean annual salary $104,400). The lowest paying area is Tucson with a median annual salary of $75,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$124,690
Prescott
$104,400
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$101,970
Flagstaff
$101,420
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$75,990
Tucson
$75,080

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