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 among New York cities 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$163,880
75th Percentile Wage
$150,090
50th Percentile Wage
$137,700
25th Percentile Wage
$124,640
10th Percentile Wage
$110,380

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 $163,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $137,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $110,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$78.79
75th Percentile Wage
$72.16
50th Percentile Wage
$66.20
25th Percentile Wage
$59.92
10th Percentile Wage
$53.07

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 $78.79. The median hourly salary is $66.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53.07.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $137,700 -2.73%
2013 $141,560 6.04%
2012 $133,500 0.58%
2011 $132,730 1.53%
2010 $130,730 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of New York from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.33%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 6.04%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.58% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.53% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Lawyers
$135,790
Judicial Law Clerks
$121,350
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$88,760
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$75,530
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$137,700

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in New York Cities

Table 5 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 $124,480 to $154,610. 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 $154,610. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $146,740). The lowest paying area is Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $124,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$154,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$146,740
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$140,660
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$140,570
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$140,290
Rochester
$139,300
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$138,190
Syracuse
$138,010
Nassau-Suffolk
$137,760
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$137,420
Utica-Rome
$136,020
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$135,760
Kingston
$135,220
Binghamton
$133,370
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$130,960
Glens Falls
$124,480

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