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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,100
25th Percentile Wage
$85,340
50th Percentile Wage
$101,270
75th Percentile Wage
$122,930
90th Percentile Wage
$162,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,100.

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
$101,270
1.49% 8.98%
2016
$99,760
-0.04% -
2015
$99,800
-1.14% -
2014
$100,940
6.35% -
2013
$94,530
2.49% -
2012
$92,180
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Michigan ranges from $97,810 to $115,010. The highest paying area for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Michigan is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $115,010. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $115,000). The lowest paying area is Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $97,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$115,010
Lansing-East Lansing
$115,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$111,540
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$101,270
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$97,810




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