Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates among Wisconsin 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$130,240
50th Percentile Wage
$79,240
25th Percentile Wage
$25,730
10th Percentile Wage
$19,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $130,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$62.62
50th Percentile Wage
$38.10
25th Percentile Wage
$12.37
10th Percentile Wage
$9.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $62.62. The median hourly salary is $38.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.18.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $79,240 -0.86%
2013 $79,930 5.67%
2012 $75,640 111.28%
2011 $35,800 -26.29%
2010 $48,570 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 63.15%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 5.67%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 111.28% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -26.29%.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Lawyers
$83,860
Judicial Law Clerks
$40,510
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$111,140
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$65,840
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$79,240

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary by State

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