Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates amongst Florida 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$125,610
25th Percentile Wage
$140,290
50th Percentile Wage
$148,500
75th Percentile Wage
$148,510
90th Percentile Wage
$160,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $148,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $125,610.

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
$148,500
4.51% 9.21%
2016
$141,810
1.02% -
2015
$140,360
-5.12% -
2014
$147,540
2.58% -
2013
$143,730
6.20% -
2012
$134,820
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Florida ranges from $133,110 to $151,730. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Florida is Tallahassee with a median annual salary of $151,730. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (mean annual salary $148,490). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $133,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tallahassee
$151,730
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$148,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$148,490
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$133,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$133,900
Jacksonville
$133,110




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