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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,030
25th Percentile Wage
$72,430
50th Percentile Wage
$100,180
75th Percentile Wage
$145,450
90th Percentile Wage
$160,460

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 $160,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.26
25th Percentile Wage
$34.82
50th Percentile Wage
$48.16
75th Percentile Wage
$69.93
90th Percentile Wage
$77.14

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 $77.14. The median hourly salary is $48.16. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.26.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,1804.52%7.43%
201595,65015.14%-
201481,170-17.67%-
201395,5102.90%-
201292,740--

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

Table 3 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 $75,790 to $133,080. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $133,080. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Prescott (mean annual salary $104,400). The lowest paying area is North Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $75,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$133,080
Prescott
$104,400
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$101,970
Flagstaff
$81,240
Tucson
$76,400
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$75,790


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