Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
14,480 0.4 % $47.25 $98,280 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.68 $31.62 $45.57 $60.78 $81.28
Annual Wage (2) $43,010 $65,760 $94,790 $126,420 $169,050


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) 7,100 0.32 $40.39 $84,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,630 0.23 $62.17 $129,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,730 0.05 $39.75 $82,680

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) 7,100 0.32 $40.39 $84,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,630 0.23 $62.17 $129,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,730 0.05 $39.75 $82,680

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) 4,630 0.23 $62.17 $129,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,100 0.32 $40.39 $84,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,730 0.05 $39.75 $82,680


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 1,630 0.10 0.96 $60.95 $126,770
New York 1,410 0.15 1.51 $47.64 $99,100
Texas 1,190 0.10 0.98 $48.83 $101,570
Pennsylvania 860 0.15 1.46 $42.33 $88,040
Illinois 580 0.10 0.97 $46.48 $96,690




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 380 0.32 3.13 $22.47 $46,740
Oregon 440 0.24 2.36 $40.23 $83,690
Maine 120 0.21 2.02 $31.15 $64,800
Kentucky 390 0.21 2.02 $26.07 $54,220
Delaware 90 0.19 1.91 $29.77 $61,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 160 0.05 0.46 $67.64 $140,690
California 1,630 0.10 0.96 $60.95 $126,770
Alabama 110 0.06 0.55 $59.79 $124,360
Kansas 50 0.04 0.37 $57.82 $120,270
Rhode Island 50 0.11 1.08 $56.54 $117,590



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 910 0.14 1.34 $47.46 $98,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 570 0.23 2.23 $61.30 $127,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 400 0.14 1.34 $47.13 $98,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 390 0.15 1.45 $34.91 $72,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.33 3.20 $38.37 $79,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.78 $55.73 $115,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 270 0.14 1.33 $44.85 $93,280
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 260 0.27 2.66 $61.71 $128,360
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.21 2.05 $58.94 $122,590
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.27 $53.50 $111,290


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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 130 0.61 6.05 $51.62 $107,360
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 150 0.46 4.57 $42.35 $88,090
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 150 0.43 4.23 $32.44 $67,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.33 3.20 $38.37 $79,810
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 260 0.27 2.66 $61.71 $128,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 570 0.23 2.23 $61.30 $127,500
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 40 0.23 2.31 $26.72 $55,570
Richmond, VA 140 0.22 2.17 $37.06 $77,090
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.21 2.05 $58.94 $122,590
Eugene, OR 30 0.21 2.10 $51.04 $106,160


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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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 0.57 $67.76 $140,940
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.05 0.53 $62.36 $129,700
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 260 0.27 2.66 $61.71 $128,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 570 0.23 2.23 $61.30 $127,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.06 0.63 $61.05 $126,970
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.56 $60.69 $126,230
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 0.45 $59.83 $124,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.36 $59.59 $123,950
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.65 $59.11 $122,940
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.21 2.05 $58.94 $122,590

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.76 $30.64 $63,730
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.75 7.38 $11.95 $24,860
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 3.64 $10.47 $21,790
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.98 $39.44 $82,030
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.76 $48.57 $101,020

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.75 7.38 $11.95 $24,860
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 4.23 $31.03 $64,540
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.76 $30.64 $63,730
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 3.64 $10.47 $21,790
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.76 $48.57 $101,020

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.76 $48.57 $101,020
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.98 $39.44 $82,030
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.61 $31.19 $64,880
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 4.23 $31.03 $64,540
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.76 $30.64 $63,730


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018