Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates amongst Missouri 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,940
25th Percentile Wage
$122,140
50th Percentile Wage
$143,350
75th Percentile Wage
$157,120
90th Percentile Wage
$165,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $165,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $143,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.11
25th Percentile Wage
$58.72
50th Percentile Wage
$68.92
75th Percentile Wage
$75.54
90th Percentile Wage
$79.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.51. The median hourly salary is $68.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016143,3505.66%18.90%
2015135,24012.72%-
2014118,040-0.10%-
2013118,1601.61%-
2012116,260--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Missouri ranges from $118,030 to $147,640. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Missouri is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $147,640. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $146,390). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $118,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$147,640
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$146,390
St Louis
$143,860
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$134,730
Kansas City
$133,790
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$122,650
Springfield
$118,030


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