Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers amongst Illinois cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,240
25th Percentile Wage
$62,580
50th Percentile Wage
$94,140
75th Percentile Wage
$123,110
90th Percentile Wage
$165,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $165,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,240.

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 from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,140
1.60% 23.83%
2016
$92,630
13.78% -
2015
$79,870
-6.07% -
2014
$84,720
12.92% -
2013
$73,770
2.79% -
2012
$71,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Illinois ranges from $19,650 to $110,660. The highest paying area for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $110,660. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $110,370). The lowest paying area is Peoria with a median annual salary of $19,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$110,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$110,370
Springfield
$62,960
Peoria
$19,650




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