Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
14,270 0.5 % $43.09 $89,630 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.39 $28.09 $41.92 $55.51 $74.58
Annual Wage (2) $40,330 $58,420 $87,190 $115,450 $155,140


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) 7,480 0.34 $36.90 $76,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,890 0.19 $61.04 $126,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,880 0.05 $34.88 $72,560

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) 7,480 0.34 $36.90 $76,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,890 0.19 $61.04 $126,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,880 0.05 $34.88 $72,560

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) 3,890 0.19 $61.04 $126,960
State Government (OES Designation) 7,480 0.34 $36.90 $76,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,880 0.05 $34.88 $72,560


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 1,920 0.13 1.22 $51.02 $106,120
New York 1,350 0.16 1.46 $44.48 $92,530
Texas 1,090 0.10 0.93 $43.55 $90,590
Pennsylvania 790 0.14 1.30 $41.03 $85,350
Georgia 580 0.15 1.39 $32.02 $66,610




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 4.02 $29.27 $60,880
Oregon 470 0.28 2.65 $31.44 $65,390
New Hampshire 130 0.21 1.93 $31.46 $65,430
Maine 120 0.21 1.92 $29.72 $61,810
Kentucky 370 0.21 1.93 $24.74 $51,460




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 $61.59 $128,100
Alabama 110 0.06 0.56 $56.30 $117,110
Kansas 40 0.03 0.27 $52.17 $108,510
Iowa 80 0.06 0.51 $52.15 $108,470
New Jersey 310 0.08 0.76 $51.50 $107,110





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 980 0.19 1.73 $43.53 $90,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.15 1.44 $44.14 $91,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.22 2.02 $59.42 $123,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.18 1.69 $32.03 $66,620
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 330 0.39 3.66 $54.40 $113,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 0.90 $51.27 $106,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 260 0.14 1.33 $43.52 $90,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.07 0.61 $51.74 $107,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.12 1.13 $48.59 $101,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 1.77 $57.43 $119,450




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)
Springfield, IL 190 1.80 16.77 $31.00 $64,490
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.75 6.97 $44.37 $92,290
Waco, TX 50 0.48 4.46 $42.80 $89,030
Eugene-Springfield, OR 70 0.48 4.42 $31.05 $64,580
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 140 0.47 4.33 $38.60 $80,290
Savannah, GA 60 0.42 3.92 $31.12 $64,730
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 330 0.39 3.66 $54.40 $113,140
Montgomery, AL 60 0.37 3.47 $46.57 $96,860
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 110 0.31 2.93 $36.87 $76,690
Spokane, WA 50 0.26 2.40 $42.48 $88,360




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.60 $67.96 $141,360
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 150 0.12 1.07 $61.00 $126,880
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 40 0.07 0.69 $60.92 $126,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.03 0.30 $60.38 $125,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.22 2.02 $59.42 $123,600
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 0.30 $58.14 $120,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 1.77 $57.43 $119,450
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 0.43 $57.35 $119,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.51 $56.15 $116,790
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 330 0.39 3.66 $54.40 $113,140

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 7.59 (8) (8)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 6.66 (8) (8)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.98 $23.17 $48,200
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 7.79 (8) (8)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 6.59 (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)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 7.79 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 7.59 (8) (8)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 6.66 (8) (8)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 6.59 (8) (8)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.15 $22.91 $47,660

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.34 $26.29 $54,680
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.95 $25.52 $53,080
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.98 $23.17 $48,200
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.15 $22.91 $47,660


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014