Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
14,460 0.7 % $42.47 $88,340 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.39 $27.03 $40.96 $53.96 $74.59
Annual Wage (2) $40,340 $56,230 $85,190 $112,240 $155,140


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) 7,900 0.35 $36.37 $75,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,600 0.17 $60.98 $126,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,950 0.05 $36.17 $75,230

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) 7,900 0.35 $36.37 $75,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,600 0.17 $60.98 $126,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,950 0.05 $36.17 $75,230

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) 3,600 0.17 $60.98 $126,840
State Government (OES Designation) 7,900 0.35 $36.37 $75,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,950 0.05 $36.17 $75,230


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 1,600 0.11 1.01 $55.86 $116,190
Texas 1,020 0.10 0.88 $44.54 $92,650
Georgia 590 0.15 1.37 $31.90 $66,360
Michigan 490 0.13 1.14 $45.99 $95,660
Washington 450 0.17 1.47 $43.41 $90,290




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 360 0.32 2.81 $31.33 $65,160
New Hampshire 180 0.30 2.68 $27.50 $57,190
Kentucky 440 0.25 2.25 $23.61 $49,120
Oregon 380 0.24 2.11 $32.82 $68,270
Maine 130 0.22 1.96 $28.65 $59,580




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 0.17 $62.36 $129,710
California 1,600 0.11 1.01 $55.86 $116,190
Kansas 40 0.03 0.24 $53.29 $110,840
Alabama 130 0.07 0.64 $52.82 $109,860
Wisconsin 60 0.02 0.19 $51.93 $108,010





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 1.79 $59.47 $123,700
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 290 0.96 8.52 $33.08 $68,810
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.26 2.28 $36.10 $75,090
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 270 0.34 2.99 $65.33 $135,890
Springfield, IL 270 2.51 22.23 $28.81 $59,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 240 0.10 0.84 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.23 2.01 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.12 1.05 $48.28 $100,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 210 0.12 1.07 $40.52 $84,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 1.08 $46.03 $95,730




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 2.51 22.23 $28.81 $59,910
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 290 0.96 8.52 $33.08 $68,810
Eugene-Springfield, OR 60 0.45 4.00 $30.07 $62,550
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.43 3.81 $48.45 $100,770
Savannah, GA 60 0.40 3.52 (8) (8)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 270 0.34 2.99 $65.33 $135,890
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 100 0.31 2.75 $37.58 $78,170
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.26 2.28 $36.10 $75,090
Spokane, WA 50 0.25 2.20 $42.25 $87,880
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.25 2.22 $46.74 $97,210




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 270 0.34 2.99 $65.33 $135,890
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.07 0.62 $63.39 $131,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.27 $61.37 $127,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 1.79 $59.47 $123,700
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 50 0.09 0.79 $56.61 $117,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 0.59 $56.36 $117,220
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 100 0.11 0.95 $54.40 $113,150
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.03 $52.36 $108,920
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 30 0.03 0.27 $51.76 $107,670
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $51.11 $106,300

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 60 0.44 3.92 (8) (8)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 4.83 $30.28 $62,990
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 5.26 (8) (8)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.26 $28.15 $58,540
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.20 $25.43 $52,900

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)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 5.26 (8) (8)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 4.83 $30.28 $62,990
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 3.92 (8) (8)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.26 $28.15 $58,540
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.20 $25.43 $52,900

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 60 0.54 4.83 $30.28 $62,990
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.26 $28.15 $58,540
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.20 $25.43 $52,900


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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