Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$109,390
25th Percentile Wage
$125,850
50th Percentile Wage
$142,460
75th Percentile Wage
$156,510
90th Percentile Wage
$164,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $164,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $142,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $109,390.

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 Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$142,460
8.36% 11.74%
2013
$130,550
3.68% -
2012
$125,740
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Minnesota ranges from $133,600 to $147,270. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Minnesota is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $147,270. The lowest paying area is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $133,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$147,270
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$133,600




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