Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates amongst Louisiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,650
25th Percentile Wage
$26,550
50th Percentile Wage
$56,360
75th Percentile Wage
$86,270
90th Percentile Wage
$142,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $142,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,650.

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
$56,360
-9.92% 8.82%
2016
$61,950
-20.36% -
2015
$74,560
-2.99% -
2014
$76,790
9.29% -
2013
$69,660
26.23% -
2012
$51,390
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Louisiana ranges from $61,720 to $86,380. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $86,380. The lowest paying area is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $61,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$86,380
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$61,720




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