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Highest Paying Cities for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

The top 77 highest paying cities for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $129,970, Gary, Indiana is the highest paying city for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers. It is followed by Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (average annual salary $129,950). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 77 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Gary, Indiana
$129,970
n/a
2 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$129,950
90
3 Kansas City, Missouri
$128,570
60
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$127,040
560
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$127,040
560
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$125,570
270
7 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$125,560
80
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$125,560
300
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$125,550
210
10 Tallahassee, Florida
$123,380
70
11 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$120,200
100
12 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$120,200
80
13 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$119,750
110
14 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$113,230
160
15 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$112,240
40
16 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$110,250
130
17 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$107,920
140
18 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$107,680
270
19 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$107,680
290
20 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$107,270
170
21 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$104,310
180
22 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$104,290
230
23 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$104,150
90
24 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$103,230
30
25 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$103,110
80
26 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$102,320
120
27 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$101,700
80
28 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$101,520
140
29 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$99,500
160
30 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$98,790
170
31 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$98,590
150
32 Jackson, Mississippi
$98,520
50
33 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$98,520
120
34 Toledo, Ohio
$97,910
30
35 Waco, Texas
$95,710
50
36 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$95,490
800
37 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$94,780
130
38 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$93,850
50
39 Montgomery, Alabama
$93,650
60
40 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$93,180
1,270
41 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$92,610
260
42 Columbus, Ohio
$92,010
100
43 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$91,280
160
44 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$90,110
70
45 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$89,910
90
46 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$88,960
980
47 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$88,600
600
48 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$88,270
200
49 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$86,170
80
50 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$86,170
390
51 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$82,410
30
52 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$82,230
120
53 Spokane, Washington
$81,710
50
54 Salt Lake City, Utah
$79,220
110
55 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$76,940
130
56 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$76,000
430
57 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$75,650
30
58 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$74,020
50
59 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$73,860
300
60 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$72,970
80
61 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$71,690
110
62 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$70,790
40
63 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$65,720
40
64 Columbia, South Carolina
$62,530
70
65 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$57,790
140
66 Reading, Pennsylvania
$57,350
n/a
67 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$54,760
40
68 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$52,990
390
69 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$46,570
80
70 Wilmington, New Jersey
$45,970
60
71 Savannah, Georgia
$45,000
50
72 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$42,910
90
73 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$39,230
30
74 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$37,780
40
75 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$19,940
50
76 East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$19,040
30
77 West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$18,380
70
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