The Judicial Salaries and Allowances (2017/18) Determination 2017 has increased the salaries paid to New Zealand's judiciary by 1.9%.
The increase is for the period from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. The amount paid to judges for principal allowances for general expenses has not increased from last year.
The determinations are made by the Remuneration Authority pursuant to the Remuneration Authority Act 1977. The Authority is required to have regard to a number of factors when setting judicial remuneration and allowances.
Judicial annual salary determinations (from date shown, NZ$). Excludes allowances
|Judge of Supreme Court||499,800||490,500||1.9%|
|President of Court of Appeal||499,800||490,500||1.9%|
|Judge of Court of Appeal||469,200||460,500||1.9%|
|Chief High Court Judge||467,200||459,000||1.8%|
|Judge of High Court||446,800||438,500||1.9%|
|Associate Judge of High Court||340,900||334,500||1.9%|
|Chief District Court Judge||446,800||438,500||1.9%|
|Principal Family Court Judge||388,200||381,000||1.9%|
|Principal Youth Court Judge||366,300||359,000||2.0%|
|Principal Environment Judge||366,300||359,500||1.9%|
|District Court Judge||340,900||334,500||1.9%|
|Chief Judge of Employment Court||424,400||416,500||1.9%|
|Judge of Employment Court||384,200||377,000||1.9%|
|Chief Judge of Māori Land Court||388,200||381,000||1.9%|
|Deputy Chief Judge of Māori Land Court||366,300||359,500||1.9%|
|Judge of Māori Land Court||340,900||334,500||1.9%|