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2016 Judicial Branch Classification and Compensation Study

Using a grant from the State Justice Institute, the Kansas judicial branch contracted with the National Center for State Courts to study its job classifications and rates of compensation for both employees and district magistrate judges.

News Releases

11-18-17 Kansas judicial branch releases studies showing employee pay below market by up to 22 percent
11-18-17 Photographs of November 18, 2016, news conference


Appellate and District Court Classification and Compensation Study (executive summary)
Appellate and District Court Classification and Compensation Study
Magistrate Classification and Compensation Study

Salary Study Results for District Court (percent under market by classification)

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11-19-16 Kansas Supreme Court chief justice seeking higher pay for employees
11-18-16 Low pay is hurting Kansas court system, judicial employees say in plea
11-18-16 Kansas Judicial Branch Seeks More Money for Staff Salaries
11-18-16 Judicial Branch requests $20 million increase for 2018 budget
11-18-16 KS Chief Justice: Would-be criminals could go free if judges, clerks don't get raises
11-18-16 Kansas court system seeks funding increase for salaries
11-18-16 Kansas judicial branch requests $20 million for salary increases