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Highest Paying Cities for Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

The top 100 highest paying cities for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $184,930, Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island is the highest paying city for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates. It is followed by Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California (average annual salary $181,560). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$184,930
110
2 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$181,560
110
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$181,560
330
4 Yuba City, California
$180,450
n/a
5 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$178,720
60
6 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$173,520
150
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$172,940
430
8 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$172,690
240
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$170,980
550
10 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$170,970
150
11 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$170,960
50
12 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$167,120
190
13 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$166,850
40
14 Camden, New Jersey
$166,850
130
15 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$166,850
290
16 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$166,850
50
17 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$166,840
1,570
18 Wilmington, New Jersey
$166,840
80
19 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$158,110
50
20 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$156,250
190
21 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$156,160
100
22 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$156,150
210
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$156,150
150
24 Tallahassee, Florida
$151,730
60
25 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$150,870
180
26 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$150,430
200
27 Utica-Rome, New York
$150,410
110
28 Syracuse, New York
$150,000
150
29 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$149,510
200
30 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$148,900
80
31 Kingston, New York
$148,770
50
32 Rochester, New York
$148,770
240
33 Binghamton, New York
$148,080
70
34 Glens Falls, New York
$147,680
60
35 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$147,640
40
36 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$147,570
300
37 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$146,990
290
38 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$146,940
190
39 Elmira, New York
$146,740
30
40 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$146,740
740
41 North Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$146,390
50
42 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$145,250
50
43 St Louis, Missouri
$143,860
180
44 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$143,560
40
45 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$143,160
380
46 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$141,550
90
47 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$141,550
30
48 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$140,660
120
49 Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$138,230
60
50 Evansville, Kentucky
$138,220
40
51 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$138,220
220
52 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$138,220
60
53 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$138,220
60
54 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$136,550
60
55 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$135,610
120
56 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$135,120
40
57 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$134,730
70
58 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$133,990
160
59 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$133,900
90
60 Kansas City, Missouri
$133,790
190
61 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$133,530
30
62 Jacksonville, Florida
$133,110
70
63 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$133,080
510
64 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$130,610
60
65 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$127,020
350
66 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$125,890
30
67 Salem, Oregon
$125,880
60
68 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$125,870
170
69 Savannah, Georgia
$124,480
40
70 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$122,830
30
71 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$122,650
40
72 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$120,350
420
73 El Paso, Texas
$119,270
100
74 Springfield, Missouri
$118,030
50
75 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$115,760
30
76 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$114,690
390
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$114,350
60
78 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$112,960
180
79 Gary, Indiana
$110,580
100
80 Salt Lake City, Utah
$109,960
40
81 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$109,670
100
82 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$109,470
410
83 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$108,720
620
84 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$107,070
550
85 Spokane, Washington
$106,940
50
86 Wichita, Kansas
$106,740
30
87 Tacoma, Washington
$105,710
140
88 Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
$105,220
30
89 Prescott, Arizona
$104,400
30
90 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$104,060
580
91 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$101,970
30
92 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$99,790
200
93 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$99,720
40
94 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$94,630
160
95 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$90,750
470
96 Corpus Christi, Texas
$88,730
60
97 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$88,220
40
98 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$86,380
80
99 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$86,170
220
100 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$85,280
80
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