Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements. Excludes "Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators" (23-1022).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,150 0.4 % $43.26 $89,970 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.39 $28.20 $41.94 $55.52 $74.22
Annual Wage (2) $40,330 $58,650 $87,240 $115,480 $154,380


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 7,270 0.33 $36.85 $76,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,970 0.19 $60.44 $125,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,910 0.05 $35.81 $74,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 7,270 0.33 $36.85 $76,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,970 0.19 $60.44 $125,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,910 0.05 $35.81 $74,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,970 0.19 $60.44 $125,710
State Government (OES Designation) 7,270 0.33 $36.85 $76,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,910 0.05 $35.81 $74,490


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,870 0.13 1.20 $50.82 $105,710
New York 1,310 0.15 1.42 $44.19 $91,900
Texas 1,060 0.10 0.92 $44.50 $92,550
Pennsylvania 800 0.14 1.31 $41.32 $85,940
Georgia 580 0.15 1.39 $32.36 $67,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 500 0.43 3.98 $32.38 $67,350
New Hampshire 160 0.27 2.45 $28.52 $59,330
Kentucky 410 0.23 2.16 $24.42 $50,800
Oregon 360 0.22 2.05 $33.95 $70,620
Maine 130 0.22 2.00 $29.75 $61,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 70 0.02 0.20 $61.20 $127,300
Kansas 40 0.03 0.25 $54.06 $112,450
Wisconsin 70 0.03 0.24 $53.89 $112,090
Colorado 190 0.08 0.78 $51.46 $107,040
Iowa 80 0.06 0.51 $50.98 $106,040





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.18 1.69 $43.17 $89,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.15 1.41 $43.91 $91,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 1.84 $59.67 $124,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 410 0.18 1.67 $31.81 $66,160
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 310 0.38 3.46 $54.52 $113,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.75 $44.05 $91,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.10 0.90 $51.42 $106,950
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.13 1.20 $48.30 $100,460
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.20 1.82 $57.10 $118,760
Baltimore-Towson, MD 180 0.14 1.32 $46.38 $96,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.79 7.23 $43.69 $90,880
Waco, TX 50 0.53 4.86 $44.09 $91,700
Montgomery, AL 80 0.48 4.44 (8) (8)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 150 0.48 4.46 $38.16 $79,380
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.45 4.12 $48.25 $100,360
Eugene-Springfield, OR 60 0.45 4.13 $30.05 $62,500
Savannah, GA 60 0.43 3.98 $29.68 $61,730
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 310 0.38 3.46 $54.52 $113,390
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 110 0.33 3.05 $37.94 $78,920
Jackson, MS 60 0.26 2.36 $37.36 $77,710




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 150 0.12 1.08 $60.45 $125,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.03 0.30 $60.22 $125,260
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 0.42 $59.83 $124,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 1.84 $59.67 $124,110
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 50 0.09 0.84 $57.23 $119,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.20 1.82 $57.10 $118,760
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 110 0.11 0.99 $55.98 $116,440
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 310 0.38 3.46 $54.52 $113,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.07 0.62 $54.27 $112,880
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.82 $54.08 $112,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 9.17 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 5.90 (8) (8)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.64 $26.13 $54,360
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.77 $25.14 $52,300
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 5.55 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 9.17 (8) (8)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 6.19 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 5.90 (8) (8)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 5.55 (8) (8)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.77 $25.14 $52,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.64 $26.13 $54,360
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.32 $25.74 $53,530
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.77 $25.14 $52,300


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013