Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$134,200
25th Percentile Wage
$144,990
50th Percentile Wage
$162,650
75th Percentile Wage
$185,160
90th Percentile Wage
$201,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $201,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $162,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $134,200.

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
$162,650
4.14% 17.92%
2016
$155,920
2.33% -
2015
$152,280
9.57% -
2014
$137,700
-2.80% -
2013
$141,560
5.69% -
2012
$133,500
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of New York ranges from $140,660 to $168,830. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $168,830. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $167,730). The lowest paying area is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown with a median annual salary of $140,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$168,830
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$167,730
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$158,090
Syracuse
$154,810
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$154,710
Kingston
$154,010
Utica-Rome
$153,480
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$153,470
Binghamton
$153,340
Glens Falls
$152,880
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$152,840
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$151,880
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$151,770
Ithaca
$151,670
Rochester
$151,430
Elmira
$146,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$146,740
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$140,660




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