Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
27,210 0.8 % $55.51 $115,460 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.95 $30.80 $60.52 $75.61 $88.25
Annual Wage (2) $35,250 $64,070 $125,880 $157,270 $183,570


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,650 0.25 $46.21 $96,120
State Government (OES Designation) 13,560 0.62 $64.87 $134,920

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 (OES Designation) 13,560 0.62 $64.87 $134,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,650 0.25 $46.21 $96,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 13,560 0.62 $64.87 $134,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,650 0.25 $46.21 $96,120


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 3,250 0.36 1.85 $74.34 $154,630
Texas 2,790 0.24 1.22 $43.03 $89,490
Ohio 2,420 0.45 2.34 $39.54 $82,240
Georgia 1,400 0.33 1.71 $46.72 $97,180
Florida 1,330 0.16 0.84 $65.04 $135,290




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 930 0.59 3.02 $36.73 $76,400
Ohio 2,420 0.45 2.34 $39.54 $82,240
West Virginia 300 0.43 2.21 $37.61 $78,220
New Mexico 300 0.38 1.95 $38.94 $81,000
New York 3,250 0.36 1.85 $74.34 $154,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 130 0.21 1.07 $91.22 $189,750
California (8) (8) (8) $90.08 $187,370
Alaska 80 0.25 1.28 $87.04 $181,040
New Jersey 970 0.25 1.27 $78.45 $163,170
Connecticut 240 0.14 0.75 $78.36 $162,990





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 1,000 0.15 0.79 $76.80 $159,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 620 0.24 1.26 $52.59 $109,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.26 1.36 $54.88 $114,150
Oklahoma City, OK 460 0.75 3.87 $36.81 $76,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 420 0.14 0.75 $49.68 $103,340
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 410 0.26 1.32 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.16 0.82 $58.13 $120,910
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 380 0.37 1.91 $32.98 $68,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 350 0.18 0.94 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 320 0.31 1.61 $36.67 $76,270




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 6.84 $71.08 $147,840
Glens Falls, NY 60 1.19 6.16 $70.30 $146,220
Macon, GA 90 0.97 4.98 $28.15 $58,560
Utica-Rome, NY 110 0.93 4.81 $71.75 $149,240
Brunswick, GA 40 0.89 4.59 $54.69 $113,760
Kingston, NY 50 0.85 4.39 $67.87 $141,180
Oklahoma City, OK 460 0.75 3.87 $36.81 $76,570
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.75 3.88 $40.38 $83,980
Binghamton, NY 70 0.73 3.75 $70.02 $145,650
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 80 0.59 3.05 $71.25 $148,200