Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,790
25th Percentile Wage
$49,610
50th Percentile Wage
$78,350
75th Percentile Wage
$116,700
90th Percentile Wage
$162,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,350
-1.40% -31.73%
2016
$79,450
12.95% -
2015
$69,160
0.03% -
2014
$69,140
-25.30% -
2013
$86,630
-19.14% -
2012
$103,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in state of California ranges from $37,750 to $119,800. The highest paying area for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $119,800. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $107,290). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $37,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$119,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$107,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$106,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$105,940
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$94,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$85,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$71,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$65,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$57,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$56,420
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$45,970
Fresno
$37,750




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