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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$129,840
25th Percentile Wage
$140,280
50th Percentile Wage
$155,920
75th Percentile Wage
$175,800
90th Percentile Wage
$196,660

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 $196,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $155,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $129,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62.42
25th Percentile Wage
$67.44
50th Percentile Wage
$74.95
75th Percentile Wage
$84.52
90th Percentile Wage
$94.55

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $94.55. The median hourly salary is $74.95. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62.42.

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
2016155,9202.33%14.38%
2015152,2809.57%-
2014137,700-2.80%-
2013141,5605.69%-
2012133,500--

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 $166,840. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $166,840. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $156,250). The lowest paying area is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown with a median annual salary of $140,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$166,840
Nassau-Suffolk
$156,250
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$150,870
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$150,430
Utica-Rome
$150,410
Syracuse
$150,000
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$149,510
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$148,900
Kingston
$148,770
Rochester
$148,770
Binghamton
$148,080
Glens Falls
$147,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$147,570
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$146,940
Elmira
$146,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$146,740
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$140,660


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