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

The average annual and hourly salaries for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers amongst Massachusetts metropolitan areas 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$167,000
75th Percentile Wage
$166,990
50th Percentile Wage
$138,790
25th Percentile Wage
$111,420
10th Percentile Wage
$90,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $167,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $138,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $90,340.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$80.29
75th Percentile Wage
$80.28
50th Percentile Wage
$66.73
25th Percentile Wage
$53.57
10th Percentile Wage
$43.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $80.29. The median hourly salary is $66.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43.43.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $138,790 1.47%
2013 $136,780 4.64%
2012 $130,720 -0.08%
2011 $130,820 3.12%
2010 $126,860 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.40%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 4.64%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 3.12% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.08%).

Table 4. Average Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officer Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Lawyers
$124,780
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$138,790
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$55,260

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $134,630 to $135,240. The highest paying area for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $135,240. The lowest paying area is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $134,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$135,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$134,630

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officer Salary by State

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