Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$145,920
75th Percentile Wage
$134,570
50th Percentile Wage
$128,770
25th Percentile Wage
$115,150
10th Percentile Wage
$47,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $128,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$70.15
75th Percentile Wage
$64.70
50th Percentile Wage
$61.91
25th Percentile Wage
$55.36
10th Percentile Wage
$22.93

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $70.15. The median hourly salary is $61.91. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.93.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $128,770 -0.29%
2013 $129,150 -1.26%
2012 $130,800 5.26%
2011 $124,260 -0.02%
2010 $124,280 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.61%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.26%.We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 5.26% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.02%.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Lawyers
$108,470
Judicial Law Clerks
$42,430
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$103,460
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$83,130
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$128,770

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Colorado ranges from $122,350 to $134,560. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $134,560. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $134,560). The lowest paying area is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $122,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$134,560
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$134,560
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$128,770
Colorado Springs
$128,770
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$122,350

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