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

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $125,560, California is the highest paying state for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $122,760). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$125,560
$68,460 1,610
2 Massachusetts
$122,760
$77,730 140
3 Alabama
$122,350
$55,280 120
4 Missouri
$116,080
$55,180 180
5 Colorado
$108,940
$62,990 210
6 Indiana
$107,500
$43,810 90
7 Kansas
$106,960
$75,850 50
8 Alaska
$104,360
$79,960 80
9 New Jersey
$104,300
$71,360 290
10 Iowa
$104,160
$71,220 70
11 Minnesota
$103,000
$75,420 140
12 North Dakota
$102,310
$56,740 40
13 Wisconsin
$101,990
$53,160 80
14 Michigan
$99,760
$62,420 470
15 Maryland
$98,790
$38,340 200
16 Rhode Island
$98,790
$59,430 70
17 Ohio
$93,800
$47,840 460
18 Mississippi
$92,890
$19,850 90
19 New York
$92,890
$71,030 1,410
20 Illinois
$92,630
$45,200 540
21 Arizona
$91,450
$54,760 340
22 Washington
$90,290
$65,480 320
23 Connecticut
$89,970
$64,160 210
24 South Carolina
$89,140
$41,850 110
25 Texas
$86,170
$58,000 1,210
26 Oklahoma
$85,760
$41,860 180
27 Hawaii
$84,840
$57,550 50
28 Pennsylvania
$83,990
$42,740 850
29 Virginia
$77,500
$42,870 510
30 Puerto Rico
$74,570
$48,260 50
31 Utah
$71,460
$38,690 160
32 West Virginia
$67,300
$33,650 110
33 Oregon
$64,990
$46,570 420
34 Louisiana
$62,030
$17,480 260
35 Nevada
$61,940
$36,170 150
36 Montana
$61,430
$41,700 60
37 New Hampshire
$60,840
$47,050 120
38 Vermont
$59,580
$41,040 50
39 Georgia
$50,630
$34,860 530
40 Maine
$48,660
$34,050 130
41 New Mexico
$47,990
$37,930 140
42 Delaware
$47,560
$36,040 80
43 Kentucky
$41,040
$32,880 380
44 Arkansas
$19,410
$17,180 380

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in those states is not available at this time.

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