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Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Salary Information

The salary statistics of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,550
25th Percentile Wage
$42,480
50th Percentile Wage
$59,770
75th Percentile Wage
$88,510
90th Percentile Wage
$123,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators is $123,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,550. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 280% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,7702.93%-2.53%
201558,0201.45%-
201457,180-5.72%-
201360,450-1.37%-
201261,280--

Table 2. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $76,150. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $35,460).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$76,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$71,580
Manufacturing
$69,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,160
Finance and Insurance
$57,140
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,460

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators by States

From the above tables we note that not only arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,910 to $104,870. The highest paying state for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators is Utah with a median annual salary of $104,870. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $17,910. For more salary information of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Utah
$104,870
New Jersey
$93,060
New Mexico
$91,010
Hawaii
$88,340
Connecticut
$85,590
District of Columbia
$82,660
Minnesota
$82,160
California
$79,450
New York
$76,080
Illinois
$75,450
Michigan
$68,510
Alabama
$68,240
Oregon
$68,210
Washington
$67,200
Maine
$64,380
Pennsylvania
$64,160
Ohio
$64,020
Iowa
$63,890
South Carolina
$63,180
Nevada
$56,810
Nebraska
$56,490
Tennessee
$55,790
Wisconsin
$55,550
North Carolina
$53,770
Louisiana
$53,570
Georgia
$53,230
Texas
$51,750
Indiana
$51,520
New Hampshire
$49,520
Colorado
$49,410
Missouri
$48,210
Florida
$48,120
Maryland
$44,530
Massachusetts
$44,200
Delaware
$38,480
Arizona
$37,140
West Virginia
$36,830
Puerto Rico
$36,500
Oklahoma
$17,910


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