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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Industry profile for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Geographic profile for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

National estimates for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,570 0.4 % $ 49.06 $ 102,050 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.88 $ 31.38 $ 46.89 $ 63.36 $ 86.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,580 $ 65,260 $ 97,520 $ 131,790 $ 180,910


Industry profile for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,040 0.32 $ 42.82 $ 89,070
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,720 0.23 $ 63.83 $ 132,760
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,780 0.05 $ 39.84 $ 82,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,040 0.32 $ 42.82 $ 89,070
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,720 0.23 $ 63.83 $ 132,760
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,780 0.05 $ 39.84 $ 82,870

Top paying industries for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,720 0.23 $ 63.83 $ 132,760
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,040 0.32 $ 42.82 $ 89,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,780 0.05 $ 39.84 $ 82,870


Geographic profile for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,830 0.11 1.07 $ 60.10 $ 125,010
New York 1,540 0.18 1.69 $ 51.68 $ 107,490
Texas 1,130 0.09 0.89 $ 42.45 $ 88,310
Pennsylvania 740 0.13 1.28 $ 45.24 $ 94,090
Ohio 710 0.14 1.33 $ 42.40 $ 88,200




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 420 0.23 2.20 $ 43.31 $ 90,080
New Hampshire 130 0.20 1.93 $ 38.28 $ 79,630
New Mexico 150 0.19 1.83 $ 42.41 $ 88,220
Arkansas 230 0.19 1.82 $ 36.70 $ 76,340
West Virginia 120 0.19 1.81 $ 36.27 $ 75,450




Top paying states for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 80 0.03 0.26 $ 65.46 $ 136,160
Massachusetts 200 0.06 0.57 $ 62.93 $ 130,890
Missouri 160 0.06 0.57 $ 61.02 $ 126,930
California 1,830 0.11 1.07 $ 60.10 $ 125,010
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $ 59.78 $ 124,330





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

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 1,360 0.15 1.47 $ 52.65 $ 109,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 800 0.14 1.31 $ 53.89 $ 112,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 640 0.21 2.02 $ 61.43 $ 127,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 390 0.15 1.40 $ 39.69 $ 82,550
Columbus, OH 380 0.37 3.54 $ 33.12 $ 68,890
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 380 0.09 0.83 $ 51.34 $ 106,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 370 0.12 1.19 $ 49.45 $ 102,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 370 0.14 1.29 $ 45.68 $ 95,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.45 $ 63.07 $ 131,190
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.28 2.67 $ 69.88 $ 145,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salem, OR 190 1.15 10.98 $ 39.57 $ 82,310
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 130 0.66 6.29 $ 55.75 $ 115,960
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 200 0.61 5.79 $ 35.97 $ 74,810
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 130 0.42 3.97 $ 45.17 $ 93,950
Columbus, OH 380 0.37 3.54 $ 33.12 $ 68,890
Montgomery, AL 50 0.34 3.24 $ 48.91 $ 101,740
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.28 2.67 $ 69.88 $ 145,340
Richmond, VA 150 0.24 2.32 $ 40.70 $ 84,650
Savannah, GA 40 0.23 2.17 $ 38.11 $ 79,260
Columbia, SC 80 0.22 2.06 $ 41.87 $ 87,100




Top paying metropolitan areas for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

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 2.67 $ 69.88 $ 145,340
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.06 0.54 $ 67.28 $ 139,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.46 $ 66.90 $ 139,150
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 120 0.08 0.79 $ 65.84 $ 136,940
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 40 0.04 0.36 $ 65.75 $ 136,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.28 $ 64.47 $ 134,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.45 $ 63.07 $ 131,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 140 0.06 0.53 $ 61.94 $ 128,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 640 0.21 2.02 $ 61.43 $ 127,780
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 140 0.08 0.74 $ 60.87 $ 126,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.63 $ 19.30 $ 40,140
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 3.30 $ 30.61 $ 63,670
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.66 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.11 $ 36.06 $ 75,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.63 $ 19.30 $ 40,140
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 3.30 $ 30.61 $ 63,670
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.66 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.11 $ 36.06 $ 75,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers:

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 2.11 $ 36.06 $ 75,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 3.30 $ 30.61 $ 63,670
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.66 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.63 $ 19.30 $ 40,140


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021