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.

 

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