In 2012, the ratio of judges’ salaries to the average salary in Serbia was similar to the average among the 29 jurisdictions evaluated for this purpose by the CEPEJ and is equal to or higher than that in 18 of the jurisdictions.Salaries for judges and prosecutors in Serbia are appropriate. In 2012, Serbian judicial salaries were
2.1 times higher than the national average salary in Serbia.
This compares well with European benchmarks, where the
salaries of judges are on average 2.3 times higher than the
national average salary. In Serbia, the salaries of judges and
prosecutors have decreased in real terms since 2010.825
Such decreases have been common in countries where the
financial crisis has been significant, and have generally tracked the decreases in national average salaries.826 Like most European jurisdictions, Serbia does not apply a difference between the salaries of judges and prosecutors.827