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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
28,520 0.5 % $58.23 $121,130 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.72 $34.34 $64.39 $78.39 $92.95
Annual Wage (2) $34,790 $71,430 $133,920 $163,050 $193,330


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,610 0.72 $68.80 $143,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 12,910 0.24 $45.45 $94,530

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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,610 0.72 $68.80 $143,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 12,910 0.24 $45.45 $94,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,610 0.72 $68.80 $143,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 12,910 0.24 $45.45 $94,530


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 3,170 0.34 1.72 $76.43 $158,970
Ohio 2,510 0.46 2.35 $43.73 $90,960
California 1,610 0.09 0.48 $85.92 $178,700
Georgia 1,340 0.31 1.55 $52.00 $108,150
Illinois 1,070 0.18 0.91 (8) (8)




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)
Oklahoma 880 0.55 2.80 $37.08 $77,130
Ohio 2,510 0.46 2.35 $43.73 $90,960
West Virginia 300 0.43 2.17 $38.94 $80,990
New Mexico 320 0.40 2.02 $39.65 $82,460
Alaska 120 0.39 1.99 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,610 0.09 0.48 $85.92 $178,700
Connecticut 230 0.14 0.69 $77.12 $160,410
New York 3,170 0.34 1.72 $76.43 $158,970
Nevada 230 0.17 0.88 $75.14 $156,290
Colorado 560 0.21 1.08 $72.54 $150,890





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,600 0.17 0.86 $69.71 $145,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 780 0.17 0.85 $79.47 $165,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 600 0.22 1.14 $58.99 $122,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 500 0.08 0.42 $67.80 $141,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 500 0.25 1.27 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 470 0.46 2.31 $34.94 $72,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 470 0.16 0.79 $45.99 $95,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 0.16 0.82 $47.56 $98,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 450 0.18 0.89 $68.91 $143,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 440 0.21 1.08 $56.46 $117,440




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)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 50 1.25 6.35 $72.19 $150,140
Glens Falls, NY 50 1.00 5.08 $73.15 $152,160
Utica-Rome, NY 120 0.97 4.90 $71.68 $149,090
Macon, GA 80 0.79 4.00 $33.20 $69,050
Prescott, AZ 50 0.78 3.98 $47.54 $98,880
Kingston, NY 50 0.77 3.92 $73.20 $152,260
Binghamton, NY 80 0.76 3.85 $72.47 $150,740
Oklahoma City, OK 420 0.68 3.47 $37.18 $77,340
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.68 3.43 $45.48 $94,600
Toledo, OH 190 0.64 3.23 $67.18 $139,730




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 0.54 $95.43 $198,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.06 0.30 $92.74 $192,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 270 0.11 0.57 $91.74 $190,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 0.05 0.25 $82.42 $171,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 780 0.17 0.85 $79.47 $165,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 110 0.11 0.58 $76.72 $159,570
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.34 1.73 $74.67 $155,310
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 180 0.33 1.66 $73.83 $153,560
Kingston, NY 50 0.77 3.92 $73.20 $152,260
Glens Falls, NY 50 1.00 5.08 $73.15 $152,160

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 270 1.48 7.52 $71.40 $148,510
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.54 7.82 $72.68 $151,170
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.57 2.89 $41.36 $86,020
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.48 2.45 $35.68 $74,210
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.25 6.37 $73.18 $152,210

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.54 7.82 $72.68 $151,170
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.48 7.52 $71.40 $148,510
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.25 6.37 $73.18 $152,210
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 4.29 (8) (8)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 4.33 $21.80 $45,350

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.68 $92.27 $191,930
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.40 $91.24 $189,780
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.19 $88.22 $183,500
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.07 $73.33 $152,520
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.25 6.37 $73.18 $152,210


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019