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

The average annual and hourly salaries for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers amongst Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,150
25th Percentile Wage
$57,950
50th Percentile Wage
$80,150
75th Percentile Wage
$110,870
90th Percentile Wage
$153,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,150.

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
$80,150
-4.79% -0.75%
2016
$83,990
2.89% -
2015
$81,560
-2.61% -
2014
$83,690
3.23% -
2013
$80,990
0.30% -
2012
$80,750
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $39,230 to $101,150. The highest paying area for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $101,150. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $97,830). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$101,150
Pittsburgh
$97,830
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$97,830
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$77,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$76,500
Philadelphia
$75,620
Reading
$57,350
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,230




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