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Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Worker Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare judges, magistrates, and other judicial worker salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,260
25th Percentile Wage
$64,030
50th Percentile Wage
$111,550
75th Percentile Wage
$152,370
90th Percentile Wage
$183,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers is $183,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers is $39,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$111,550
4.82% 11.69%
2016
$106,170
0.91% -
2015
$105,200
6.34% -
2014
$98,530
1.46% -
2013
$97,090
-1.46% -
2012
$98,510
- -

Compare Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for judges, magistrates, and other judicial worker occupations is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $127,590. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $79,090). For detailed judges, magistrates, and other judicial worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$127,590
State government, including schools and hospitals
$127,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$125,230
Federal government, including USPS
$125,220
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$111,550
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$111,270
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$79,090
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$79,090

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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