Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,630
25th Percentile Wage
$60,250
50th Percentile Wage
$95,010
75th Percentile Wage
$142,370
90th Percentile Wage
$163,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,630.

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
$95,010
0.96% 16.51%
2016
$94,100
7.10% -
2015
$87,420
4.21% -
2014
$83,740
6.83% -
2013
$78,020
-1.67% -
2012
$79,320
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Georgia ranges from $47,290 to $141,500. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Georgia is Savannah with a median annual salary of $141,500. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Brunswick (mean annual salary $137,210). The lowest paying area is Macon with a median annual salary of $47,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Savannah
$141,500
Brunswick
$137,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$117,300
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$77,590
Warner Robins
$73,940
Columbus
$72,890
Dalton
$69,100
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$66,880
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$66,810
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$63,510
Macon
$47,290




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