Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.


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)
6,380 5.9 % $33.20 $69,060 4.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.60 $20.03 $27.89 $39.94 $56.78
Annual Wage (2) $32,440 $41,670 $58,020 $83,070 $118,090


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)
Legal Services 1,560 0.14 $30.01 $62,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,220 0.02 $30.93 $64,330
State Government (OES Designation) 1,200 0.05 $32.04 $66,630
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 710 0.11 $43.63 $90,740
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 250 0.06 $32.06 $66,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 1,560 0.14 $30.01 $62,420
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 710 0.11 $43.63 $90,740
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 250 0.06 $32.06 $66,680
State Government (OES Designation) 1,200 0.05 $32.04 $66,630
Social Advocacy Organizations 70 0.04 $21.09 $43,880

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) 180 0.01 $57.75 $120,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $48.38 $100,630
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 710 0.11 $43.63 $90,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $43.45 $90,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $42.19 $87,760


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 1,050 0.07 1.46 $36.68 $76,300
Texas 510 0.04 0.94 $29.68 $61,730
New York 430 0.05 1.04 $39.88 $82,950
Florida 430 0.05 1.17 $33.05 $68,730
Arizona 410 0.16 3.40 $19.98 $41,560




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)
Arizona 410 0.16 3.40 $19.98 $41,560
West Virginia 80 0.11 2.40 $19.25 $40,030
Montana 40 0.10 2.08 $19.34 $40,230
California 1,050 0.07 1.46 $36.68 $76,300
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 1.26 $32.24 $67,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.30 $50.40 $104,830
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $45.10 $93,810
Maine 30 0.05 1.14 $41.74 $86,830
Hawaii 30 0.05 1.06 $40.59 $84,430
New York 430 0.05 1.04 $39.88 $82,950





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 2.90 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.13 2.90 $20.75 $43,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.58 $46.14 $95,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 150 0.06 1.34 $29.54 $61,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 1.11 $38.60 $80,290
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.81 $39.02 $81,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.53 $38.54 $80,170
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.14 2.98 $26.07 $54,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.13 2.72 $33.75 $70,190
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.13 2.82 (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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.20 4.35 $39.66 $82,490
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.14 2.98 $26.07 $54,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 2.90 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.13 2.82 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 250 0.13 2.90 $20.75 $43,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.13 2.72 $33.75 $70,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.10 2.26 $34.65 $72,070
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.99 $48.25 $100,350
Madison, WI 30 0.09 1.97 $25.95 $53,970
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.08 1.84 $40.16 $83,530




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.99 $48.25 $100,350
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.58 $46.14 $95,980
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $41.17 $85,640
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.96 $40.70 $84,650
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.08 1.84 $40.16 $83,530
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.20 4.35 $39.66 $82,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.81 $39.02 $81,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 1.11 $38.60 $80,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.53 $38.54 $80,170
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 50 0.05 1.13 $38.23 $79,520


About May 2015 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016