Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates amongst Indiana metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$135,100
75th Percentile Wage
$135,090
50th Percentile Wage
$135,080
25th Percentile Wage
$74,920
10th Percentile Wage
$40,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $135,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $135,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$64.95
75th Percentile Wage
$64.95
50th Percentile Wage
$64.94
25th Percentile Wage
$36.02
10th Percentile Wage
$19.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.95. The median hourly salary is $64.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.53.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $135,080 2.71%
2013 $131,520 2.18%
2012 $128,720 1.47%
2011 $126,850 -0.01%
2010 $126,860 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Indiana from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.48%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.18%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 1.47% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.01%.

Table 4. Average Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Wage in Indiana vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Lawyers
$88,680
Judicial Law Clerks
$29,850
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$108,020
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$42,080
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$135,080

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in Indiana Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Indiana ranges from $108,070 to $135,090. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Indiana is Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $135,090. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $135,080). The lowest paying area is Fort Wayne with a median annual salary of $108,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$135,090
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$135,080
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$135,080
Indianapolis-Carmel
$135,080
Bloomington
$135,080
Gary
$108,080
Fort Wayne
$108,070

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