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

The average annual and hourly salaries for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers amongst Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,000
25th Percentile Wage
$81,740
50th Percentile Wage
$86,170
75th Percentile Wage
$120,110
90th Percentile Wage
$156,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $156,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.89
25th Percentile Wage
$39.29
50th Percentile Wage
$41.43
75th Percentile Wage
$57.75
90th Percentile Wage
$75.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.28. The median hourly salary is $41.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.89.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,170-0.02%-3.61%
201586,1900.14%-
201486,070-2.66%-
201388,360-1.04%-
201289,280--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Texas ranges from $46,570 to $113,230. The highest paying area for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $113,230. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $104,290). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$113,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$104,290
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$104,150
Waco
$95,710
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$91,280
Fort Worth-Arlington
$86,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$86,170
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$75,650
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,570



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