Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates amongst Michigan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,140
25th Percentile Wage
$44,360
50th Percentile Wage
$49,770
75th Percentile Wage
$87,120
90th Percentile Wage
$138,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $138,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,140.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$49,770
-5.26% -17.52%
2014
$52,390
-16.03% -
2013
$60,790
3.78% -
2012
$58,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Michigan ranges from $45,540 to $107,010. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Michigan is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,010. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (mean annual salary $80,780). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$107,010
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$80,780
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$74,380
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$66,140
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$59,740
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$48,890
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$48,820
Lansing-East Lansing
$47,460
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,540




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