Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,760
25th Percentile Wage
$56,390
50th Percentile Wage
$62,430
75th Percentile Wage
$105,020
90th Percentile Wage
$122,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,760.

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
$62,430
0.85% 25.98%
2016
$61,900
1.81% -
2015
$60,780
12.44% -
2014
$53,220
3.61% -
2013
$51,300
9.92% -
2012
$46,210
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in state of West Virginia ranges from $52,420 to $156,970. The highest paying area for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $156,970. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Huntington-Ashland (mean annual salary $90,790). The lowest paying area is Steubenville-Weirton with a median annual salary of $52,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$156,970
Huntington-Ashland
$90,790
Charleston
$88,330
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$60,110
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$54,400
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$53,020
Steubenville-Weirton
$52,420




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