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 areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,650
25th Percentile Wage
$55,960
50th Percentile Wage
$79,450
75th Percentile Wage
$113,710
90th Percentile Wage
$146,100

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 $146,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.47
25th Percentile Wage
$26.90
50th Percentile Wage
$38.20
75th Percentile Wage
$54.67
90th Percentile Wage
$70.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $70.23. The median hourly salary is $38.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.47.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,45012.95%-29.91%
201569,1600.03%-
201469,140-25.30%-
201386,630-19.14%-
2012103,210--

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 $107,020. The highest paying area for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $107,020. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $104,250). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $37,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$107,020
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$104,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$99,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$95,690
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$94,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$71,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$70,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$57,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$56,420
Fresno
$37,750


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