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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
14,280 0.5 % $48.66 $101,210 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.69 $32.40 $48.00 $64.35 $81.56
Annual Wage (2) $45,120 $67,400 $99,850 $133,850 $169,640


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) 7,090 0.33 $42.26 $87,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,590 0.23 $63.65 $132,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,580 0.05 $39.51 $82,180

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) 7,090 0.33 $42.26 $87,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,590 0.23 $63.65 $132,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,580 0.05 $39.51 $82,180

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) 4,590 0.23 $63.65 $132,390
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,090 0.33 $42.26 $87,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,580 0.05 $39.51 $82,180


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 1,800 0.11 1.07 $56.64 $117,810
New York 1,390 0.15 1.50 $51.20 $106,500
Texas 1,090 0.09 0.91 $55.92 $116,320
Pennsylvania 810 0.14 1.40 $44.67 $92,910
Illinois 550 0.09 0.92 $45.73 $95,120




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 300 0.25 2.55 $30.80 $64,070
Oregon 430 0.23 2.33 $41.13 $85,550
Maine 120 0.20 2.01 $31.74 $66,010
West Virginia 130 0.18 1.86 $35.81 $74,470
Kentucky 340 0.18 1.82 $27.45 $57,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.40 $63.36 $131,800
Alabama 110 0.06 0.56 $59.66 $124,100
Missouri 180 0.06 0.64 $58.39 $121,450
Kansas 50 0.04 0.38 $56.77 $118,070
California 1,800 0.11 1.07 $56.64 $117,810





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 1,260 0.13 1.35 $51.25 $106,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 750 0.12 1.24 $51.29 $106,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 580 0.18 1.87 $62.69 $130,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 400 0.15 1.52 $36.33 $75,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 380 0.13 1.36 $45.41 $94,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.14 1.44 $59.87 $124,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 320 0.07 0.71 $55.54 $115,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300 0.10 1.02 $52.83 $109,890
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.28 2.79 $64.80 $134,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.10 0.99 $42.25 $87,870




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 0.60 6.12 $52.84 $109,910
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 150 0.47 4.73 $43.14 $89,740
Montgomery, AL 60 0.40 4.01 $47.56 $98,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.28 2.79 $64.80 $134,790
Savannah, GA 40 0.24 2.42 $38.42 $79,910
Columbia, SC 80 0.22 2.22 $41.44 $86,200
Richmond, VA 140 0.21 2.17 $38.70 $80,490
Fresno, CA 80 0.21 2.14 $51.95 $108,060
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 50 0.20 1.99 $53.80 $111,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 580 0.18 1.87 $62.69 $130,390




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 270 0.28 2.79 $64.80 $134,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 130 0.04 0.38 $63.67 $132,430
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.06 0.60 $63.07 $131,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.40 $62.80 $130,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 580 0.18 1.87 $62.69 $130,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.06 0.60 $62.37 $129,720
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 120 0.08 0.81 $61.91 $128,770
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 60 0.06 0.61 $61.73 $128,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.03 0.32 $61.07 $127,020
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 40 0.04 0.42 $60.16 $125,130

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 3.82 $30.45 $63,330
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 4.56 $31.42 $65,350
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.22 $34.26 $71,270

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 4.56 $31.42 $65,350
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.82 $30.45 $63,330
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.22 $34.26 $71,270

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.22 $34.26 $71,270
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 4.56 $31.42 $65,350
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.82 $30.45 $63,330
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.19 $39,910


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: April 3, 2019