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 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 Ohio

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,450
25th Percentile Wage
$38,690
50th Percentile Wage
$66,320
75th Percentile Wage
$114,720
90th Percentile Wage
$137,040

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 $137,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.68
25th Percentile Wage
$18.60
50th Percentile Wage
$31.89
75th Percentile Wage
$55.15
90th Percentile Wage
$65.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $65.89. The median hourly salary is $31.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.68.

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
201666,320-2.47%7.12%
201567,9606.18%-
201463,760-5.24%-
201367,1008.20%-
201261,600--

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 $36,490 to $94,630. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Ohio is Cincinnati-Middletown with a median annual salary of $94,630. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Toledo (mean annual salary $83,630). The lowest paying area is Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cincinnati-Middletown
$94,630
Toledo
$83,630
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$75,910
Columbus
$67,830
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$55,130
Dayton
$46,880
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$44,780
Mansfield
$42,900
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$42,150
Akron
$37,690
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$36,490


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