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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 $132,410, California is the highest paying state for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $126,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$132,410
$68,840 1,630
2 Massachusetts
$126,590
$85,570 160
3 Missouri
$124,950
$55,370 180
4 Alabama
$124,380
$68,130 110
5 Iowa
$113,100
$68,470 70
6 Kansas
$109,770
$76,240 50
7 Mississippi
$108,180
$36,580 90
8 Indiana
$106,580
$37,860 100
9 Colorado
$104,100
$64,000 220
10 Wisconsin
$104,080
$51,430 80
11 Rhode Island
$103,980
$88,790 50
12 Minnesota
$103,750
$73,400 140
13 New Jersey
$103,590
$71,620 300
14 Florida
$102,980
$41,730 440
15 North Dakota
$102,310
$56,740 40
16 Alaska
$101,310
$73,520 40
17 Michigan
$101,270
$63,100 420
18 Maryland
$101,200
$58,500 170
19 Tennessee
$100,020
$37,560 320
20 Washington
$97,540
$78,070 330
21 North Carolina
$97,260
$42,800 210
22 Oklahoma
$94,390
$37,380 170
23 New York
$94,310
$72,010 1,410
24 Ohio
$94,230
$43,910 500
25 Illinois
$94,140
$46,240 580
26 Arizona
$93,320
$55,200 340
27 South Carolina
$91,540
$42,260 120
28 Connecticut
$90,450
$66,340 210
29 Hawaii
$87,510
$59,170 50
30 Texas
$85,810
$63,480 1,190
31 Pennsylvania
$80,150
$43,150 860
32 Virginia
$79,730
$43,080 520
33 Utah
$78,240
$36,590 160
34 Puerto Rico
$77,570
$50,330 60
35 Idaho
$75,800
$38,370 50
36 West Virginia
$72,340
$34,240 110
37 Oregon
$71,760
$49,060 440
38 Nevada
$69,790
$40,930 160
39 New Hampshire
$67,300
$46,250 110
40 Louisiana
$63,020
$17,780 200
41 Montana
$62,820
$40,980 70
42 Vermont
$60,540
$47,140 50
43 Maine
$51,340
$36,000 120
44 Georgia
$50,720
$35,800 500
45 New Mexico
$49,440
$37,020 140
46 Delaware
$48,480
$34,340 90
47 Kentucky
$41,400
$33,070 390
48 Nebraska
$36,980
$35,160 70
49 Arkansas
$19,830
$18,110 380

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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