Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
27,220 0.8 % $49.26 $102,470 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.45 $26.20 $55.65 $67.24 $80.23
Annual Wage (2) $30,060 $54,500 $115,760 $139,850 $166,880


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) 13,890 0.25 $41.68 $86,690
State Government (OES Designation) 13,330 0.61 $57.17 $118,910

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) 13,330 0.61 $57.17 $118,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,890 0.25 $41.68 $86,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 13,330 0.61 $57.17 $118,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,890 0.25 $41.68 $86,690


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 3,330 0.39 1.87 $62.21 $129,410
Texas 2,220 0.21 1.00 $35.55 $73,940
California 2,030 0.14 0.68 $80.94 $168,350
Georgia 1,410 0.37 1.77 $42.09 $87,540
Florida 1,080 0.15 0.71 $62.37 $129,740




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)
West Virginia 550 0.77 3.68 $23.65 $49,180
New York 3,330 0.39 1.87 $62.21 $129,410
Alabama 690 0.38 1.82 $46.30 $96,310
South Carolina 670 0.37 1.79 $31.37 $65,240
Georgia 1,410 0.37 1.77 $42.09 $87,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,030 0.14 0.68 $80.94 $168,350
Nevada 220 0.19 0.92 $79.03 $164,370
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $77.05 $160,260
Connecticut 220 0.13 0.63 $75.11 $156,220
New Jersey 1,000 0.26 1.26 $65.95 $137,170





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.15 0.73 $62.50 $130,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.29 1.39 $43.12 $89,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 0.54 $80.81 $168,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.16 0.74 $42.07 $87,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 390 0.23 1.09 $53.97 $112,250
Charleston, WV 370 2.55 12.19 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 300 0.33 1.57 $34.22 $71,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.16 0.79 $55.91 $116,300
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.27 1.30 $65.31 $135,840
Rochester, NY 260 0.52 2.50 $61.67 $128,270




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)
Charleston, WV 370 2.55 12.19 (8) (8)
Utica-Rome, NY 110 0.92 4.39 $63.05 $131,150
Elmira, NY 30 0.89 4.28 $61.24 $127,370
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.83 3.98 $58.73 $122,150
Kingston, NY 50 0.81 3.87 $62.35 $129,690
Binghamton, NY 70 0.66 3.17 $61.37 $127,660
Prescott, AZ 30 0.61 2.90 $45.18 $93,970
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 150 0.61 2.94 $64.01 $133,130
Flagstaff, AZ 30 0.58 2.76 $43.20 $89,860
Syracuse, NY 160 0.55 2.62 $61.13 $127,150




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.13 0.62 $99.98 $207,950
Yuba City, CA (8) (8) (8) $82.17 $170,910
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.16 0.75 $81.88 $170,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 0.54 $80.81 $168,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 0.70 $79.54 $165,450
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $77.05 $160,260
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $74.10 $154,130
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.11 0.51 $73.61 $153,110
Tallahassee, FL 60 0.36 1.71 $71.18 $148,050
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.21 1.00 $69.45 $144,460

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 290 1.50 7.20 $62.95 $130,940
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.38 6.62 $61.19 $127,280
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.83 8.76 $60.74 $126,340
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.81 3.87 $22.83 $47,480
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.52 2.49 $26.42 $54,950

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 90 2.72 13.02 $63.41 $131,890
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.83 8.76 $60.74 $126,340
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.50 7.20 $62.95 $130,940
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.38 6.62 $61.19 $127,280
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 5.42 $26.95 $56,060

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)
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 2.72 13.02 $63.41 $131,890
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.27 $63.31 $131,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.50 7.20 $62.95 $130,940
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.93 4.43 $62.47 $129,940
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.38 6.62 $61.19 $127,280


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013