Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Ohio

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,450
25th Percentile Wage
$38,510
50th Percentile Wage
$66,260
75th Percentile Wage
$109,330
90th Percentile Wage
$130,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,450.

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
$66,260
-0.09% 7.03%
2016
$66,320
-2.47% -
2015
$67,960
6.18% -
2014
$63,760
-5.24% -
2013
$67,100
8.20% -
2012
$61,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Ohio ranges from $42,560 to $98,700. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Ohio is Cincinnati-Middletown with a median annual salary of $98,700. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Toledo (mean annual salary $92,590). The lowest paying area is Akron with a median annual salary of $42,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cincinnati-Middletown
$98,700
Toledo
$92,590
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$76,110
Canton-Massillon
$74,480
Columbus
$72,670
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$64,830
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$62,040
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$56,530
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$55,260
Dayton
$53,580
Mansfield
$42,900
Akron
$42,560




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