Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Oregon

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,180
25th Percentile Wage
$118,450
50th Percentile Wage
$132,940
75th Percentile Wage
$132,950
90th Percentile Wage
$147,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $147,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $132,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,180.

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
$132,940
5.32% 12.92%
2016
$125,870
-0.02% -
2015
$125,890
8.16% -
2014
$115,620
-0.10% -
2013
$115,740
-0.02% -
2012
$115,760
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Oregon ranges from $99,720 to $132,950. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Oregon is Salem with a median annual salary of $132,950. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $125,890). The lowest paying area is North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $99,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salem
$132,950
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$125,890
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$115,760
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$114,150
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$99,720




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