Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,970
25th Percentile Wage
$65,750
50th Percentile Wage
$94,790
75th Percentile Wage
$126,440
90th Percentile Wage
$169,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers is $169,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers is $42,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,790
2.83% 7.94%
2016
$92,110
1.64% -
2015
$90,600
2.89% -
2014
$87,980
0.90% -
2013
$87,190
-0.08% -
2012
$87,260
- -

Compare Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officer occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $125,210. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $78,950). For detailed administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$125,210
Federal government, including USPS
$125,210
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$94,790
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$94,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$82,530
State government, including schools and hospitals
$82,530
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$79,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$78,950

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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