Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
28,090 1.0 % $51.16 $106,420 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.14 $25.46 $55.36 $70.93 $86.02
Annual Wage (2) $31,480 $52,960 $115,140 $147,540 $178,920


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) 14,630 0.28 $43.46 $90,400
State Government (OES Designation) 13,460 0.62 $59.53 $123,830

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) 13,460 0.62 $59.53 $123,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,630 0.28 $43.46 $90,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 13,460 0.62 $59.53 $123,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,630 0.28 $43.46 $90,400


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)
Ohio 2,430 0.47 2.25 $35.05 $72,910
Texas 2,160 0.19 0.92 $40.29 $83,800
California 2,140 0.14 0.68 $83.01 $172,660
Georgia 1,520 0.38 1.83 $41.58 $86,490
Florida 1,240 0.16 0.78 $65.18 $135,580




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 560 0.79 3.79 $28.55 $59,380
Oklahoma 920 0.58 2.80 $33.90 $70,510
Ohio 2,430 0.47 2.25 $35.05 $72,910
Alaska 130 0.41 1.96 $71.41 $148,530
Georgia 1,520 0.38 1.83 $41.58 $86,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 120 0.20 0.95 $88.81 $184,710
California 2,140 0.14 0.68 $83.01 $172,660
Rhode Island 110 0.23 1.11 $76.25 $158,610
Nevada 220 0.18 0.88 $73.27 $152,400
Alaska 130 0.41 1.96 $71.41 $148,530





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 780 0.33 1.57 $45.11 $93,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 430 0.24 1.13 $54.31 $112,970
Oklahoma City, OK 430 0.71 3.42 $34.12 $70,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 410 0.27 1.32 $45.56 $94,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 400 0.14 0.67 $44.29 $92,130
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 380 0.38 1.81 $29.47 $61,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.16 0.79 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 300 0.31 1.47 $35.82 $74,500
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 280 0.34 1.64 $61.78 $128,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 270 0.28 1.35 $69.14 $143,820




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 170 1.19 5.71 $33.76 $70,220
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 40 0.94 4.53 $28.73 $59,750
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.89 4.30 $59.62 $124,010
Utica-Rome, NY 90 0.75 3.63 $63.58 $132,250
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.72 3.44 $44.73 $93,050
Oklahoma City, OK 430 0.71 3.42 $34.12 $70,970
Kingston, NY 40 0.64 3.06 $59.58 $123,940
Prescott, AZ 30 0.61 2.92 $48.81 $101,520
Binghamton, NY 60 0.58 2.80 $63.41 $131,890
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 0.51 2.47 $31.08 $64,640




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.12 0.57 $99.89 $207,760
Honolulu, HI 80 0.19 0.89 $89.00 $185,120
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 0.62 $85.05 $176,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 0.66 $80.70 $167,850
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 1.12 $79.68 $165,740
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 110 0.13 0.61 $76.31 $158,730
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.19 0.93 $76.25 $158,610
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $73.09 $152,020
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.33 1.61 $72.95 $151,740
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.24 1.15 $71.61 $148,940

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 280 1.48 7.14 $65.79 $136,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.25 6.00 $65.20 $135,620
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.74 3.56 $27.35 $56,890
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.49 7.15 $62.89 $130,820
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.25 6.02 $21.41 $44,540

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 70 2.09 10.06 $66.36 $138,040
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.49 7.15 $62.89 $130,820
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 280 1.48 7.14 $65.79 $136,840
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.25 6.02 $21.41 $44,540
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.25 6.00 $65.20 $135,620

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 2.35 $71.31 $148,330
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 2.09 10.06 $66.36 $138,040
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.84 4.05 $65.81 $136,890
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 280 1.48 7.14 $65.79 $136,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.25 6.00 $65.20 $135,620


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015