Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.


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)
27,190 0.9 % $50.66 $105,380 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.36 $27.25 $56.80 $69.10 $82.30
Annual Wage (2) $31,960 $56,680 $118,150 $143,740 $171,180


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,240 0.26 $42.62 $88,650
State Government (OES Designation) 12,950 0.59 $59.50 $123,770

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) 12,950 0.59 $59.50 $123,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,240 0.26 $42.62 $88,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 12,950 0.59 $59.50 $123,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,240 0.26 $42.62 $88,650


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)
New York 3,240 0.38 1.83 $67.56 $140,530
Ohio 2,330 0.45 2.21 $35.38 $73,580
Texas 2,190 0.20 0.98 $36.60 $76,130
California 2,180 0.15 0.72 $83.04 $172,730
Georgia 1,390 0.36 1.75 $40.90 $85,080




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)
West Virginia 540 0.75 3.68 $30.37 $63,160
Oklahoma 920 0.59 2.87 $35.38 $73,580
Ohio 2,330 0.45 2.21 $35.38 $73,580
Alaska 140 0.42 2.04 $69.47 $144,490
New York 3,240 0.38 1.83 $67.56 $140,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,180 0.15 0.72 $83.04 $172,730
Nevada 210 0.19 0.91 $80.48 $167,400
Rhode Island 100 0.23 1.12 $75.49 $157,020
Connecticut 220 0.13 0.65 $73.97 $153,860
Alaska 140 0.42 2.04 $69.47 $144,490





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 740 0.14 0.69 $68.02 $141,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.28 1.38 $43.39 $90,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 0.53 $82.26 $171,110
Oklahoma City, OK 410 0.69 3.38 $35.01 $72,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 400 0.22 1.09 $54.84 $114,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 400 0.14 0.70 $42.63 $88,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.22 1.08 $37.64 $78,290
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 310 0.31 1.51 $24.21 $50,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.17 0.82 $55.70 $115,860
Columbus, OH 290 0.31 1.52 $35.23 $73,270




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)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 40 1.02 4.98 $27.74 $57,690
Elmira, NY 30 0.92 4.47 $65.14 $135,500
Utica-Rome, NY 110 0.90 4.37 $64.30 $133,750
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.88 4.27 $59.08 $122,890
Charleston, WV 110 0.75 3.66 $35.16 $73,130
Oklahoma City, OK 410 0.69 3.38 $35.01 $72,820
Kingston, NY 40 0.67 3.27 $62.68 $130,370
Prescott, AZ 40 0.66 3.21 $48.20 $100,260
Binghamton, NY 70 0.64 3.14 $64.29 $133,720
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 150 0.60 2.91 $65.65 $136,540




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.13 0.62 $100.58 $209,210
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 0.66 $84.73 $176,230
Reno-Sparks, NV 40 0.22 1.05 $83.85 $174,400
Yuba City, CA (8) (8) (8) $83.48 $173,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 0.53 $82.26 $171,110
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 100 0.12 0.59 $80.85 $168,180
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 0.66 $80.08 $166,570
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 1.21 $79.78 $165,940
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.19 0.94 $75.49 $157,020
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.37 1.82 $74.54 $155,050

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.55 7.57 $64.20 $133,530
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.38 6.75 $62.91 $130,860
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.73 8.43 $62.30 $129,570
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.80 3.93 $23.47 $48,810
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.25 6.10 $22.51 $46,830

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 Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 2.54 12.37 $65.27 $135,760
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.73 8.43 $62.30 $129,570
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.55 7.57 $64.20 $133,530
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.38 6.75 $62.91 $130,860
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.25 6.10 $22.51 $46,830

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 80 2.54 12.37 $65.27 $135,760
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.55 7.57 $64.20 $133,530
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.88 4.29 $63.39 $131,860
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.38 6.75 $62.91 $130,860
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.73 8.43 $62.30 $129,570


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