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PART VII. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA COURTS

[ 204 PA. CODE CH. 211 ]

Judicial Salaries

[39 Pa.B. 7184]
[Saturday, December 26, 2009]

 The Court Administrator of Pennsylvania reports that the percentage change in the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the 12-month period ending October 2009, was negative 0.1 percent (-0.1%). (See U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Wednesday, November 18, 2009.)

 Therefore, the annual judicial salaries for calendar year beginning January 1, 2010, will not be adjusted by a cost-of-living factor. The following salaries that became effective January 1, 2009, will remain in effect:

 The annual salary of a justice of the Supreme Court shall be $186,450.

 The annual salary of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall be $191,876.

 The annual salary of a judge of the Superior Court shall be $175,923.

 The annual salary of the President Judge of the Superior Court shall be $181,349.

 The annual salary of a judge of the Commonwealth Court shall be $175,923.

 The annual salary of the President Judge of the Commonwealth Court shall be $181,349.

 The annual salary of a judge of the court of common pleas shall be $161,850.

 The annual salary of the President Judges of the Court of Common Pleas shall be in accordance with the following schedule:

 Allegheny County, $164,563.

 Philadelphia County, $165,106.

 Judicial districts having six or more judges, $163,260.

 Judicial districts having one to five judges, $162,555.

 Administrative judges of the divisions of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County with divisions of six or more judges, $163,260.

 Administrative judges of the divisions of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County with divisions of five or less judges, $162,555.

 Administrative judges of the divisions of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County with divisions of six or more judges, $163,260.

 Administrative judges of the divisions of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County with divisions of five or less judges, $162,555.

 The annual salary of a judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court shall be $158,105.

 The annual salary of the President Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court shall be $160,547.

 The annual salary of a judge of the Philadelphia Traffic Court shall be $85,050.

 The annual salary of the President Judge of the Philadelphia Traffic Court shall be $85,755.

 The annual salary of a magisterial district judge shall be $80,927.

 The compensation payable to a senior judge of a court of common pleas, a senior Commonwealth Court judge, a senior Superior Court judge and a senior Supreme Court justice, assigned pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 4121 (relating to assignment of judges) and a senior Philadelphia Municipal Court judge assigned pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 4124 (relating to assignment of senior Philadelphia Municipal Court judges) shall be $497 per day. In any calendar year the amount of compensation which a senior judge shall be permitted to earn as a senior judge shall not, when added to retirement income paid by the Commonwealth, for the senior judge, exceed the annual salary payable by the Commonwealth to a judge then in regular active service on the court from which the senior judge retired.

 In any calendar year, the amount of compensation which a senior judge assigned to serve on a court referred to in 42 Pa.C.S. § 1806 (relating to Philadelphia Municipal Court), 42 Pa.C.S. § 1807 (relating to Philadelphia Traffic Court) or 42 Pa.C.S. § 1808 (relating to magisterial district judges) shall be permitted to earn as a senior judge shall not, when added to retirement income paid by the Commonwealth to that senior judge, exceed the compensation payable by the Commonwealth to a judge then in regular active service on the court from which that senior judge retired.

 A senior judge who so elects may serve without being paid all or any portion of the compensation permitted.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2362. Filed for public inspection December 24, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]



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