Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Mississippi

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,150
25th Percentile Wage
$19,680
50th Percentile Wage
$41,210
75th Percentile Wage
$51,420
90th Percentile Wage
$140,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,150.

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
$41,210
3.66% 10.94%
2016
$39,700
1.11% -
2015
$39,260
3.97% -
2014
$37,700
2.49% -
2013
$36,760
0.16% -
2012
$36,700
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Mississippi ranges from $32,050 to $49,200. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Mississippi is Jackson with a median annual salary of $49,200. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $47,160). The lowest paying area is Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$49,200
Gulfport-Biloxi
$47,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$42,570
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$41,500
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$40,970
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$32,050




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