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 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 Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,620
25th Percentile Wage
$75,390
50th Percentile Wage
$123,490
75th Percentile Wage
$151,500
90th Percentile Wage
$164,630

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 $164,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,620.

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
$123,490
18.88% 24.90%
2016
$100,180
4.52% -
2015
$95,650
15.14% -
2014
$81,170
-17.67% -
2013
$95,510
2.90% -
2012
$92,740
- -

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 $74,250 to $141,310. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $141,310. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Prescott (mean annual salary $106,100). The lowest paying area is North Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $74,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$141,310
Prescott
$106,100
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$101,970
Flagstaff
$81,670
Tucson
$78,410
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$74,250




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