Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
14,590 0.7 % $44.78 $93,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.36 $29.33 $43.56 $57.74 $76.30
Annual Wage (2) $40,270 $61,010 $90,600 $120,100 $158,700


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 (OES Designation) 7,380 0.33 $38.30 $79,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,160 0.21 $60.85 $126,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,040 0.06 $38.45 $79,970

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) 7,380 0.33 $38.30 $79,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,160 0.21 $60.85 $126,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,040 0.06 $38.45 $79,970

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) 4,160 0.21 $60.85 $126,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,040 0.06 $38.45 $79,970
State Government (OES Designation) 7,380 0.33 $38.30 $79,670


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 1,590 0.10 0.97 $58.36 $121,390
New York 1,420 0.16 1.49 $46.20 $96,100
Texas 1,180 0.10 0.96 $45.91 $95,500
Pennsylvania 860 0.15 1.42 $41.34 $85,990
Illinois 570 0.10 0.92 $41.66 $86,650



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 410 0.35 3.29 $22.81 $47,450
Alaska 80 0.26 2.41 $51.62 $107,380
Oregon 430 0.25 2.33 $35.26 $73,350
Maine 130 0.23 2.13 $29.47 $61,290
Kentucky 420 0.23 2.15 $24.93 $51,860



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 110 0.03 0.32 $67.62 $140,660
Alabama 100 0.05 0.50 $61.30 $127,500
California 1,590 0.10 0.97 $58.36 $121,390
Kansas 50 0.04 0.35 $55.27 $114,950
Indiana 130 0.04 0.40 $54.76 $113,900




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 980 0.15 1.42 $45.37 $94,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.20 1.86 $61.16 $127,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 410 0.16 1.54 $33.27 $69,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 360 0.12 1.17 $45.73 $95,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.35 3.34 $37.51 $78,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.31 2.95 $58.14 $120,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 260 0.14 1.31 $42.79 $89,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.68 $53.32 $110,910
Austin-Round Rock, TX 200 0.22 2.07 $47.44 $98,670
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.79 $58.19 $121,040



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 0.62 5.82 $49.94 $103,880
Waco, TX 50 0.49 4.61 $40.06 $83,320
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 130 0.42 4.00 $41.60 $86,530
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 130 0.40 3.75 $30.85 $64,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.35 3.34 $37.51 $78,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.31 2.95 $58.14 $120,920
Fresno, CA 100 0.28 2.69 $47.01 $97,780
Eugene, OR 40 0.28 2.60 $43.11 $89,680
Albuquerque, NM 110 0.28 2.66 $32.13 $66,820
Richmond, VA 150 0.24 2.25 $34.82 $72,430



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 0.45 $67.71 $140,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.20 1.86 $61.16 $127,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.07 0.66 $59.00 $122,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.42 $58.46 $121,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.79 $58.19 $121,040
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.31 2.95 $58.14 $120,920
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.45 $58.11 $120,870
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 0.44 $58.08 $120,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.57 $57.65 $119,900
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.48 $57.25 $119,080

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 7.90 (8) (8)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.95 $27.92 $58,070
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 6.66 (8) (8)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.75 $31.04 $64,570
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.84 $43.97 $91,450

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 7.90 (8) (8)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 6.66 (8) (8)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 4.37 $12.18 $25,330
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.95 $27.92 $58,070
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.75 $31.04 $64,570

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.07 $45.54 $94,730
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.84 $43.97 $91,450
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.75 $31.04 $64,570
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.46 $28.59 $59,460
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.95 $27.92 $58,070


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016