Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
25,900 0.7 % $50.67 $105,390 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.44 $28.53 $57.34 $68.59 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $34,190 $59,340 $119,270 $142,670 (5)


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) 13,160 0.24 $41.91 $87,170
State Government (OES Designation) 12,730 0.55 $59.73 $124,240

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) 12,730 0.55 $59.73 $124,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,160 0.24 $41.91 $87,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 12,730 0.55 $59.73 $124,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,160 0.24 $41.91 $87,170


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 3,380 0.41 1.99 $60.78 $126,430
Texas 2,260 0.22 1.10 $35.05 $72,910
California 1,750 0.13 0.61 $84.18 $175,100
Florida 1,400 0.20 0.97 $55.77 $116,000
Ohio 1,350 0.28 1.35 $31.03 $64,540




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 500 0.73 3.58 $29.73 $61,840
Kansas 550 0.42 2.06 $58.61 $121,910
South Carolina 720 0.41 2.01 $30.32 $63,060
New York 3,380 0.41 1.99 $60.78 $126,430
Montana 150 0.34 1.69 $20.05 $41,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,750 0.13 0.61 $84.18 $175,100
Illinois 1,060 0.19 0.94 $78.27 $162,810
Connecticut 240 0.15 0.75 $72.15 $150,060
Nevada 210 0.19 0.91 $71.22 $148,130
New Jersey 1,050 0.28 1.37 $64.16 $133,450

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 0.16 0.78 $60.80 $126,460
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.19 0.91 $77.48 $161,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 480 0.22 1.08 $48.37 $100,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 390 0.16 0.77 $38.60 $80,300
Charleston, WV 370 2.62 12.86 $29.26 $60,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 330 0.19 0.95 $42.04 $87,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.17 0.81 $62.48 $129,960
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 270 0.29 1.41 $61.48 $127,870
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 250 0.26 1.28 $32.88 $68,390
Denver-Aurora, CO 250 0.21 1.02 $60.72 $126,290




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 2.62 12.86 $29.26 $60,860
Elmira, NY 40 0.98 4.80 $61.82 $128,590
Utica-Rome, NY 110 0.92 4.53 $62.87 $130,760
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.90 4.42 $59.50 $123,760
Prescott, AZ 40 0.82 4.02 $43.02 $89,480
Kingston, NY 50 0.79 3.88 $59.85 $124,490
Binghamton, NY 70 0.67 3.27 $58.99 $122,700
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 150 0.62 3.05 $62.21 $129,400
Syracuse, NY 180 0.60 2.94 $60.02 $124,830
Wichita Falls, TX 30 0.55 2.69 $29.02 $60,360




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 0.73 $82.80 $172,230
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.19 0.91 $77.48 $161,160
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.20 0.96 $75.36 $156,760
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.11 0.55 $71.40 $148,500
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.26 1.25 $71.32 $148,340
Reno-Sparks, NV 40 0.23 1.14 $68.31 $142,080
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 50 0.12 0.60 $67.63 $140,670
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.29 1.41 $67.21 $139,800
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 170 0.24 1.18 $67.00 $139,370
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 1.24 $66.92 $139,180

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 340 1.79 8.80 $61.69 $128,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.73 3.58 $63.58 $132,240
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.45 7.09 $59.68 $124,140
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.84 4.10 $24.90 $51,800
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 200 1.63 7.98 $58.42 $121,510

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 80 2.58 12.68 $59.88 $124,550
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 340 1.79 8.80 $61.69 $128,320
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 200 1.63 7.98 $58.42 $121,510
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.45 7.09 $59.68 $124,140
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.34 6.59 $15.52 $32,280

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.50 $80.76 $167,980
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.29 $79.69 $165,760
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.36 $79.69 $165,760
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.20 $79.69 $165,760
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.73 3.58 $63.58 $132,240


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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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