Judicial salaries get a boost

by Sol Dolor17 Nov 2017
The country’s judicial officers have been given a pay raise.

New Zealand’s “Judicial Salaries and Allowances (2017/18) Determination 2017” has taken effect and increased salaries across the board an average of 1.9%.

That means judges will receive thousands more from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018, the period the legislation covers. However, principal allowances for general expenses of judges were not increased.

The determination was made by the Remuneration Authority. It considers a host of factors to determine pay, including fairness to the group and taxpayers, prevailing market pay levels, requirements of the position concerned, and any adverse economic conditions.

Salaries of judicial officers
 
Judicial officer 1-Oct-17 1-Oct-16 Change
Chief Justice $532,400 $522,500 1.89%
Judge of the Supreme Court $499,800 $490,500 1.90%
President of the Court of Appeal $499,800 $490,500 1.90%
Judge of the Court of Appeal $469,200 $460,500 1.89%
Chief High Court Judge $467,700 $459,000 1.90%
Judge of the High Court $446,800 $438,500 1.89%
Associate Judge of the High Court $340,900 $334,500 1.91%
Chief District Court Judge $446,800 $438,500 1.89%
Principal Family Court Judge $388,200 $381,000 1.89%
Principal Youth Court Judge $366,300 $359,500 1.89%
Principal Environment Judge $366,300 $359,500 1.89%
District Court Judge $340,900 $334,500 1.91%
Chief Judge of the Employment Court $424,400 $416,500 1.90%
Judge of the Employment Court $384,200 $377,000 1.91%
Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court $388,200 $381,000 1.89%
Deputy Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court $366,300 $359,500 1.89%
Judge of the Māori Land Court $340,900 $334,500 1.91%

Principal allowance for general expenses of judicial officers
 
Judicial officer 1-Oct-17
Chief Justice $7,900
Judge of the Supreme Court $6,500
President of the Court of Appeal $6,500
Judge of the Court of Appeal $5,600
Chief High Court Judge $5,600
Judge of the High Court $5,600
Associate Judge of the High Court $4,100
Chief District Court Judge $5,000
Principal Family Court Judge $5,000
Principal Youth Court Judge $5,000
Principal Environment Judge $5,000
District Court Judge $4,100
Chief Judge of the Employment Court $5,600
Judge of the Employment Court $4,700
Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court $5,000
Deputy Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court $4,700
Judge of the Māori Land Court $4,100


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