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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
28,670 0.5 % $61.80 $128,550 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.80 $37.46 $65.82 $79.48 $98.17
Annual Wage (2) $39,110 $77,910 $136,910 $165,320 $204,200


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) 15,510 0.71 $74.56 $155,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,170 0.24 $46.78 $97,300

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) 15,510 0.71 $74.56 $155,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,170 0.24 $46.78 $97,300

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) 15,510 0.71 $74.56 $155,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,170 0.24 $46.78 $97,300


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 3,260 0.34 1.75 $88.51 $184,090
Texas 3,180 0.26 1.31 $47.45 $98,700
Ohio 2,500 0.46 2.35 $46.82 $97,370
California 1,690 0.10 0.50 $88.62 $184,340
Florida 1,380 0.16 0.80 $82.43 $171,450




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 0.54 2.79 $35.77 $74,400
Ohio 2,500 0.46 2.35 $46.82 $97,370
New Mexico 340 0.42 2.13 $40.15 $83,510
Alaska 130 0.42 2.17 (8) (8)
West Virginia 280 0.40 2.03 $37.64 $78,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,070 0.18 0.91 $91.56 $190,450
California 1,690 0.10 0.50 $88.62 $184,340
New York 3,260 0.34 1.75 $88.51 $184,090
Florida 1,380 0.16 0.80 $82.43 $171,450
Connecticut 240 0.14 0.73 $77.75 $161,720





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 1,640 0.17 0.87 $79.78 $165,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 770 0.17 0.85 $86.46 $179,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 640 0.17 0.89 $46.59 $96,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 550 0.20 1.03 $59.01 $122,750
Austin-Round Rock, TX 550 0.51 2.62 $69.78 $145,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 0.90 $48.20 $100,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 500 0.08 0.41 $70.58 $146,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 0.16 0.83 $50.08 $104,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.23 1.16 $59.15 $123,040
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 450 0.43 2.18 $40.92 $85,110




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 1.29 6.63 $71.74 $149,220
Utica-Rome, NY 120 0.92 4.71 $71.96 $149,670
Kingston, NY 50 0.81 4.14 $72.57 $150,950
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.80 4.10 $71.43 $148,570
Binghamton, NY 80 0.76 3.89 $73.78 $153,470
Prescott, AZ 50 0.72 3.66 $47.42 $98,630
Oklahoma City, OK 440 0.71 3.63 $35.70 $74,260
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.67 3.42 $46.07 $95,820
Toledo, OH 190 0.63 3.24 $69.31 $144,160
Canton-Massillon, OH 110 0.62 3.20 $56.69 $117,910