Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
28,440 0.6 % $58.20 $121,050 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.14 $32.39 $64.34 $78.20 $92.66
Annual Wage (2) $35,650 $67,380 $133,840 $162,650 $192,740


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) 14,980 0.69 $68.75 $143,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,460 0.25 $46.45 $96,620

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) 14,980 0.69 $68.75 $143,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,460 0.25 $46.45 $96,620

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) 14,980 0.69 $68.75 $143,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,460 0.25 $46.45 $96,620


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 3,200 0.35 1.74 $77.06 $160,280
Texas 2,890 0.24 1.22 $43.19 $89,840
Ohio 2,420 0.45 2.26 $38.88 $80,870
Georgia 1,420 0.33 1.66 $49.46 $102,880
Florida 1,230 0.15 0.73 $78.22 $162,690




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)
Oklahoma 980 0.63 3.13 $35.93 $74,740
Ohio 2,420 0.45 2.26 $38.88 $80,870
West Virginia 300 0.43 2.16 $38.21 $79,470
New Mexico 320 0.40 2.02 $39.95 $83,090
Kansas 520 0.38 1.90 $45.73 $95,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 120 0.20 0.98 $91.80 $190,950
California (8) (8) (8) $91.61 $190,560
Connecticut 240 0.14 0.73 $81.30 $169,110
Rhode Island 110 0.23 1.17 $80.09 $166,580
Florida 1,230 0.15 0.73 $78.22 $162,690



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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 1,030 0.15 0.77 $76.98 $160,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 630 0.24 1.20 $56.24 $116,970
Oklahoma City, OK 520 0.86 4.31 $36.37 $75,640
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 490 0.47 2.36 $31.75 $66,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 460 0.16 0.79 $49.89 $103,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 440 0.22 1.11 $61.36 $127,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 410 0.17 0.83 $58.11 $120,880
Columbus, OH 410 0.40 1.99 $38.19 $79,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.19 0.93 $65.88 $137,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.19 0.95 (8) (8)


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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)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 50 1.33 6.66 $73.07 $151,980
Glens Falls, NY 60 1.06 5.33 $73.31 $152,480
Utica-Rome, NY 130 1.01 5.04 $73.36 $152,590
Topeka, KS 110 0.97 4.87 $49.46 $102,870
Macon, GA 90 0.92 4.61 $29.58 $61,520
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 30 0.91 4.55 $35.82 $74,510
Oklahoma City, OK 520 0.86 4.31 $36.37 $75,640
Kingston, NY 50 0.79 3.95 $73.42 $152,710
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.74 3.73 $41.95 $87,250
Binghamton, NY 70 0.72 3.59 $72.49 $150,770


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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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.18 0.93 $93.08 $193,600
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 0.55 $91.68 $190,690
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 0.85 $91.12 $189,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.20 $90.75 $188,760
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.19 0.97 $80.91 $168,290
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.35 1.73 $78.70 $163,690
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 110 0.12 0.59 $78.08 $162,400
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.25 1.26 $77.03 $160,230
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.15 0.77 $76.98 $160,120
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.16 0.80 $76.91 $159,970

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 1.50 7.51 $72.15 $150,060
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.58 2.92 $44.80 $93,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.47 7.37 $73.09 $152,020
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.97 4.85 $25.99 $54,050
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.26 6.32 $73.43 $152,740

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)
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 1.87 9.37 $72.36 $150,500
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.50 7.51 $72.15 $150,060
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.47 7.37 $73.09 $152,020
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.26 6.32 $73.43 $152,740
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 5.20 $56.53 $117,580

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.26 6.32 $73.43 $152,740
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.47 7.37 $73.09 $152,020
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 1.87 9.37 $72.36 $150,500
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.50 7.51 $72.15 $150,060
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.86 4.32 $69.75 $145,080


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.

(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 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