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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 $191,160, San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California is the highest paying city for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates. It is followed by Urban Honolulu, USA (average annual salary $190,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$191,160
140
2 Urban Honolulu, USA
$190,670
90
3 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$190,250
110
4 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$185,120
110
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$185,110
190
6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$185,110
180
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$185,110
300
8 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$184,660
760
9 Yuba City, California
$180,450
n/a
10 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$178,720
60
11 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$173,520
150
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$172,940
430
13 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$172,690
240
14 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$172,000
110
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$170,980
550
16 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$170,970
150
17 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$170,960
50
18 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$168,830
210
19 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$168,570
190
20 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$168,300
1,030
21 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$167,730
1,620
22 Camden, New Jersey
$167,720
130
23 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$167,720
300
24 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$167,720
50
25 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$167,720
40
26 Wilmington, New Jersey
$167,710
90
27 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$160,140
40
28 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$158,090
200
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$156,970
100
30 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$156,960
150
31 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$156,070
280
32 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$154,990
60
33 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$154,990
40
34 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$154,980
60
35 Syracuse, New York
$154,810
140
36 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$154,710
200
37 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$154,190
50
38 Kingston, New York
$154,010
50
39 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$153,550
80
40 Utica-Rome, New York
$153,480
130
41 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$153,470
180
42 Binghamton, New York
$153,340
70
43 Watertown-Fort Drum, USA
$153,030
50
44 Glens Falls, New York
$152,880
60
45 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$152,840
190
46 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$152,740
40
47 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$151,880
60
48 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$151,770
270
49 Tallahassee, Florida
$151,730
60
50 Ithaca, New York
$151,670
30
51 St Louis, Missouri
$151,470
230
52 Rochester, New York
$151,430
230
53 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$148,490
140
54 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$148,490
320
55 North Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$147,580
50
56 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$147,270
30
57 Elmira, New York
$146,740
30
58 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$146,740
740
59 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$146,610
40
60 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$146,350
50
61 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$143,660
220
62 Salisbury, Maryland
$143,650
50
63 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$142,840
230
64 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$142,840
90
65 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$142,840
60
66 Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$142,840
50
67 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$142,840
50
68 Evansville, Kentucky
$142,830
40
69 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$142,470
n/a
70 Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$141,560
30
71 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$141,550
90
72 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$141,550
30
73 Savannah, Georgia
$141,500
50
74 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$141,310
440
75 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$140,660
120
76 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$140,080
40
77 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$139,820
70
78 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$139,630
360
79 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$137,320
50
80 Brunswick, Georgia
$137,210
40
81 Honolulu, Hawaii
$136,130
80
82 Yakima, Washington
$135,380
40
83 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$135,120
40
84 Bloomington, Indiana
$135,080
30
85 El Paso, Texas
$134,830
100
86 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$133,990
160
87 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$133,900
90
88 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$133,600
40
89 Jacksonville, Florida
$133,110
70
90 Salem, Oregon
$132,950
60
91 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$132,940
170
92 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$132,340
30
93 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$131,370
30
94 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$130,230
50
95 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$125,890
30
96 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$124,000
40
97 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$122,650
40
98 Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$122,030
60
99 Kansas City, Missouri
$122,030
240
100 Topeka, Kansas
$122,020
110
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