Nebraska judges will receive a raise under a bill passed by the Legislature April 20.
LB386, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, increases Nebraska Supreme Court judges’ salaries for fiscal year 2021-22 and FY2022-23. The current salary is $187,035.
District, county, juvenile, appellate and workers’ compensation court judges’ salaries statutorily are based on a percentage of the Supreme Court judges’ salaries, so those judges also will receive a salary increase.
The bill sets the salary increase at 3 percent each fiscal year, reaching $192,647 in FY2021-22 and $198,426 in FY2022-23.
LB386 passed on a 46-1 vote.