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 among Indiana cities 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,510
25th Percentile Wage
$114,280
50th Percentile Wage
$142,840
75th Percentile Wage
$142,850
90th Percentile Wage
$143,260

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 $143,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $142,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,510.

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
$142,840
3.23% 9.89%
2016
$138,220
2.13% -
2015
$135,270
0.14% -
2014
$135,080
2.64% -
2013
$131,520
2.13% -
2012
$128,720
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in Indiana Cities

Table 3 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 $105,220 to $142,840. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Indiana is Indianapolis-Carmel with a median annual salary of $142,840. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $142,840). The lowest paying area is Elkhart-Goshen with a median annual salary of $105,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Indianapolis-Carmel
$142,840
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$142,840
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$142,840
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$142,840
Bloomington
$135,080
Fort Wayne
$114,290
Gary
$114,290
Elkhart-Goshen
$105,220




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