Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
14,310 0.4 % $43.14 $89,740 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.26 $27.74 $41.11 $55.40 $75.67
Annual Wage (2) $40,050 $57,690 $85,500 $115,230 $157,400


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) 7,810 0.34 $37.38 $77,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,560 0.18 $60.76 $126,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,930 0.05 $37.03 $77,020

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) 7,810 0.34 $37.38 $77,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,560 0.18 $60.76 $126,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,930 0.05 $37.03 $77,020

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) 3,560 0.18 $60.76 $126,370
State Government (OES Designation) 7,810 0.34 $37.38 $77,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,930 0.05 $37.03 $77,020


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 1,650 0.12 1.05 $56.13 $116,750
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.21 1.85 $35.90 $74,670
Texas 1,040 0.10 0.92 $43.82 $91,150
Kentucky 590 0.34 3.05 $22.08 $45,930
Maryland 470 0.19 1.69 $57.15 $118,880




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)
Kentucky 590 0.34 3.05 $22.08 $45,930
New Hampshire 170 0.28 2.51 $28.04 $58,330
Oregon 410 0.26 2.29 $32.16 $66,890
Arkansas 290 0.26 2.27 $36.07 $75,020
Maine 130 0.22 1.94 $28.95 $60,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 60 0.02 0.19 $61.23 $127,350
Maryland 470 0.19 1.69 $57.15 $118,880
California 1,650 0.12 1.05 $56.13 $116,750
Alabama 130 0.07 0.62 $54.62 $113,610
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.16 $52.24 $108,660

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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 460 0.37 3.29 $57.34 $119,270
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.26 2.33 $37.37 $77,720
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 270 0.33 2.95 $65.54 $136,320
Springfield, IL 270 2.54 22.60 $27.60 $57,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.10 0.88 $50.37 $104,770
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 240 0.24 2.17 $33.66 $70,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.13 1.15 $46.42 $96,550
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 200 0.80 7.14 $28.58 $59,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 0.79 $42.29 $87,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.11 0.98 $39.14 $81,400




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)
Springfield, IL 270 2.54 22.60 $27.60 $57,410
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 200 0.80 7.14 $28.58 $59,460
Salem, OR 80 0.54 4.81 $35.29 $73,400
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.43 3.81 $48.01 $99,870
Baltimore-Towson, MD 460 0.37 3.29 $57.34 $119,270
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 120 0.35 3.14 $35.55 $73,950
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 270 0.33 2.95 $65.54 $136,320
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.26 2.33 $37.37 $77,720
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 240 0.24 2.17 $33.66 $70,020
Jackson, MS 60 0.23 2.02 $34.85 $72,480




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.06 0.57 $66.27 $137,840
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 270 0.33 2.95 $65.54 $136,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.03 0.30 $60.28 $125,390
Baltimore-Towson, MD 460 0.37 3.29 $57.34 $119,270
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 50 0.10 0.87 $55.77 $116,010
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 110 0.12 1.02 $55.31 $115,050
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 30 0.03 0.29 $53.51 $111,300
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.10 $52.70 $109,610
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.72 $52.13 $108,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.61 $52.04 $108,250

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 4.43 $37.32 $77,620
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.24 $24.97 $51,930
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.73 $30.43 $63,290
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.26 $26.10 $54,300

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 Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 4.43 $37.32 $77,620
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.73 $30.43 $63,290
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.26 $26.10 $54,300
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.24 $24.97 $51,930

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 Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 4.43 $37.32 $77,620
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.73 $30.43 $63,290
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.26 $26.10 $54,300
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.24 $24.97 $51,930


About May 2010 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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