Panel to discuss judicial pay in New Mexico

Judges gavel

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A panel is set to consider the salaries of New Mexico judges.

The State Judicial Compensation Commission is meeting to recommend a pay plan.

A study from a national center for state courts indicates New Mexico’s District Court judges earn about $118,000 a year. That’s the lowest in the nation.

New Mexico’s Supreme Court justices make the second lowest.

Their salaries have been unchanged since 2014, when a 5 percent increase was put into effect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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