Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
29,020 0.9 % $55.82 $116,100 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.66 $30.19 $61.03 $75.21 $89.77
Annual Wage (2) $36,720 $62,800 $126,930 $156,440 $186,720


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) 14,980 0.68 $64.74 $134,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,040 0.26 $46.30 $96,310

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) 14,980 0.68 $64.74 $134,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,040 0.26 $46.30 $96,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 14,980 0.68 $64.74 $134,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,040 0.26 $46.30 $96,310


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 3,230 0.36 1.71 $73.42 $152,710
Texas 2,670 0.23 1.10 $43.04 $89,530
Ohio 2,410 0.46 2.17 $40.69 $84,630
Florida 1,370 0.17 0.82 $64.33 $133,800
Georgia 1,330 0.32 1.54 $44.05 $91,610



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 750 0.47 2.24 $38.11 $79,270
Ohio 2,410 0.46 2.17 $40.69 $84,630
West Virginia 270 0.38 1.81 $37.33 $77,640
South Carolina 730 0.38 1.80 $33.62 $69,920
New York 3,230 0.36 1.71 $73.42 $152,710



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 0.20 0.96 $91.01 $189,300
California (8) (8) (8) $88.45 $183,980
Connecticut 230 0.14 0.67 $78.04 $162,320
New Jersey 1,020 0.26 1.24 $77.84 $161,910
Alaska 100 0.31 1.47 $77.83 $161,880




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 0.74 $76.93 $160,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 610 0.25 1.17 $51.59 $107,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.27 1.30 $53.81 $111,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 410 0.14 0.67 $49.89 $103,770
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 390 0.39 1.83 $30.47 $63,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.24 1.15 $47.53 $98,850
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.60 2.83 $38.69 $80,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.72 $60.54 $125,920
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.27 1.30 $76.13 $158,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.17 0.79 (8) (8)



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 1.18 5.59 $69.47 $144,500
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.89 4.21 $64.33 $133,820
Utica-Rome, NY 100 0.85 4.06 $70.14 $145,900
Elmira, NY 30 0.84 4.01 $70.48 $146,600
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.82 3.88 $44.77 $93,130
Brunswick, GA 30 0.78 3.73 $50.82 $105,700
Binghamton, NY 70 0.70 3.34 $69.09 $143,700
Kingston, NY 40 0.67 3.20 $63.10 $131,250
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.66 3.13 $71.03 $147,740
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.60 2.83 $38.69 $80,470