Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
26,570 0.7 % $53.34 $110,940 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.92 $28.00 $57.75 $69.02 $83.04
Annual Wage (2) $35,190 $58,230 $120,130 $143,550 $172,730


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) 13,680 0.60 $63.06 $131,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,890 0.23 $43.02 $89,490

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) 13,680 0.60 $63.06 $131,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,890 0.23 $43.02 $89,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 13,680 0.60 $63.06 $131,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,890 0.23 $43.02 $89,490


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 3,330 0.40 1.91 $61.78 $128,490
Texas 2,310 0.22 1.08 $35.13 $73,070
California 1,820 0.13 0.63 $82.91 $172,460
Florida 1,300 0.18 0.88 (8) (8)
Ohio 1,300 0.26 1.26 $31.51 $65,530




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 490 0.70 3.40 $29.22 $60,770
South Carolina 700 0.40 1.92 $30.82 $64,100
New York 3,330 0.40 1.91 $61.78 $128,490
Delaware 150 0.37 1.77 $60.13 $125,070
New Mexico 280 0.36 1.72 $39.95 $83,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,820 0.13 0.63 $82.91 $172,460
Illinois 1,060 0.19 0.92 $78.41 $163,090
Connecticut 220 0.14 0.67 $77.45 $161,100
Nevada 210 0.19 0.90 $73.71 $153,320
New Jersey 1,000 0.27 1.29 $68.25 $141,950





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 780 0.15 0.74 $62.24 $129,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.87 $78.23 $162,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 510 0.23 1.11 $48.80 $101,510
Charleston, WV 420 2.96 14.30 $28.93 $60,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 390 0.15 0.74 $41.35 $86,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 310 0.18 0.87 $40.03 $83,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.16 0.78 $56.74 $118,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.20 0.96 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.13 0.62 $43.77 $91,040
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 1.26 $69.87 $145,330




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 420 2.96 14.30 $28.93 $60,170
Utica-Rome, NY 120 0.96 4.65 $64.70 $134,580
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.91 4.40 $62.17 $129,310
Elmira, NY 30 0.87 4.21 $62.41 $129,820
Kingston, NY 40 0.78 3.77 $61.37 $127,650
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 150 0.63 3.03 $63.10 $131,250
Binghamton, NY 70 0.62 2.98 $60.92 $126,720
Syracuse, NY 170 0.57 2.74 $60.07 $124,950
Anderson, SC 30 0.57 2.75 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 240 0.49 2.38 $60.60 $126,040




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 $81.72 $169,980
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 30 0.18 0.88 $81.70 $169,940
Yuba City, CA (8) (8) (8) $81.11 $168,700
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.27 1.31 $80.30 $167,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.18 0.85 $79.47 $165,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.87 $78.23 $162,720
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.11 0.53 $73.80 $153,510
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.27 1.29 $71.26 $148,230
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 1.26 $69.87 $145,330
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.28 1.33 $67.92 $141,270

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 300 1.57 7.59 $61.67 $128,270
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.33 6.40 $61.65 $128,230
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.80 3.88 $24.74 $51,460
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 200 1.60 7.71 $60.27 $125,360
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.64 3.08 $22.92 $47,670

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 90 2.61 12.62 $63.52 $132,110
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 200 1.60 7.71 $60.27 $125,360
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 300 1.57 7.59 $61.67 $128,270
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.33 6.40 $61.65 $128,230
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.20 5.79 $26.26 $54,610

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 1.36 $89.49 $186,140
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.48 $82.51 $171,630
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.23 $80.47 $167,380
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.42 $79.73 $165,830
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.26 $78.81 $163,930


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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