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Judges, and Magistrates in Maryland

Want to work in Maryland as a Judge or Magistrate? Read this first!

-9% Jobs Projection
$156,670 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

While jobs for Judges, and Magistrates in Maryland are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Judges, and Magistrates in Maryland is expected to decrease.

  • Judges, and Magistrates in Maryland earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Judges, and Magistrates Work in Maryland?

In 2018, there were 580 Judges, and Magistrates working in the state.

There were 580 Judges, and Magistrates employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Judges, and Magistrates in MD Employment Trend

The typical state has 395 Judges, and Magistrates working in it, which means Maryland has more Judges, and Magistrates than average.

Judges, and Magistrates in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Judges, and Magistrates in this state are declining at a rate of 8.8% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.6%.

Job Projections for Judges, and Magistrates: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 10 annual job openings, and a total of 310 jobs for Maryland Judges, and Magistrates in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 30,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Judges, and Magistrates Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Judges, and Magistrates ranged from $129,050 to $165,630 with $156,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $62.04 to $79.63. The median hourly rate was $75.32.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $75.46 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.14.

The median salary in Maryland is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Judges, and Magistrates Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland Metros for Judges, and Magistrates

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Judges, and Magistrates.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 $72,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 $143,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 $156,670
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 $143,380

Top States for Judges, and Magistrates Employment

View the list below to see where most Judges, and Magistrates work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 3,170 $163,360
Ohio 2,510 $77,070
California 1,610 $193,330
Georgia 1,340 $103,840
Illinois 1,070 $0
New Jersey 1,020 $167,400
Washington 910 $121,640
Oklahoma 880 $54,080
Arizona 790 $103,610
Indiana 750 $145,830
South Carolina 690 $61,000
Michigan 630 $0
Missouri 580 $151,720
Maryland 580 $156,670
Alabama 580 $49,610
Colorado 560 $158,580
Minnesota 530 $155,590
Tennessee 420 $104,150
Kansas 400 $105,400
Iowa 390 $48,140

Below are the states where Judges, and Magistrates get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $193,330
Connecticut $184,230
Nevada $167,610
New Jersey $167,400
New York $163,360
Colorado $158,580
Maryland $156,670
Minnesota $155,590
Florida $154,060
Missouri $151,720

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation MD Employment Total
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 180
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 50


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