1The salary of a magistrate is determined by the magistrate’s affiliation to a salary group and the salary scale.
2The salary of the magistrate is categorised into salary groups (G), based on the following indicators:
amagistrates acting in first instance courts of general and administrative jurisdiction or prosecution offices attached to the first instance courts (G1):
bmagistrates assuming their functions in the appeal instance courts of general and administrative jurisdiction, prosecution offices attached to Courts of Appeal, and the magistrates assuming their function at the special court for combatting corruption and organised crime , first instance (G2);
cmagistrates assuming their functions at the High Court and General Prosecution Office, as well as magistrates assuming their functions at the Appeal Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime Court and at the Special Prosecution Office (G3).
3The seniority bonus in the exercise of the function is calculated at extent of 2% of the reference basic salary for each year of service in exercising the function, but not more than 25 years of service.
4In the case of High Court judges, appointed from among jurists who do not come from a judicial career, for the purpose of determining the seniority in the exercise of the function, the seniority bonus is calculated as equivalent to that of 15 years’ of judicial career.
5The monthly gross salary of the magistrate consists of the following elements:
athe basic reference salary for judicial and prosecutorial functions, which is equivalent to the ‘function-related salary’ of a civil servants of the first category, third class in the position of Director of the General Directorate at Prime Minister’s Office or any other equivalent position, as set out by the Council of Ministers decision. The reference of the monthly basic salary for a judicial and prosecutorial position to the function-related salary according to the above provisions, does not aim at defining the relative value of judicial and prosecutorial positions as against the civil service positions or enabling its classification into the respective category or class.
b"a salary group allowance, which is the amount resulting from the multiplication of the reference basis salary with the coefficient in percentage of the respective function exercised by the magistrate, referring to paragraph 2 of this Article, namely: i) G1: 90 % ii) G2: 98 % iii) G3: 106% "
cthe seniority bonus being calculated on the basis of the reference basic salary as set out in paragraph 3 and 4 of this Article;
çbonus for the leading functions as defined according to Article 14 of this Law;
dbonus for difficulties at work, according to the provisions of the law “On the Organisation and Functioning of Institutions to fight Corruption and Organised Crime”.