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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,800
25th Percentile Wage
$44,770
50th Percentile Wage
$60,670
75th Percentile Wage
$91,190
90th Percentile Wage
$124,570

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 $124,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,800. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 247% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,670
1.48% -1.01%
2016
$59,770
2.93% -
2015
$58,020
1.45% -
2014
$57,180
-5.72% -
2013
$60,450
-1.37% -
2012
$61,280
- -

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

The average salaries of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators in 10 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $79,030. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $43,630).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$79,030
Educational Services
$69,990
Manufacturing
$69,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$68,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,580
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$58,660
Finance and Insurance
$55,410
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,950
Wholesale Trade
$43,630

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 $36,120 to $91,770. The highest paying state for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $91,770. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,120. 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
District of Columbia
$91,770
New Mexico
$91,010
Alaska
$90,310
Hawaii
$89,070
Connecticut
$88,590
Minnesota
$86,990
New Jersey
$85,830
New York
$82,720
California
$78,350
Illinois
$71,400
Oregon
$70,720
Alabama
$70,660
Georgia
$69,450
Maine
$64,380
Ohio
$64,320
Iowa
$63,890
Wisconsin
$62,550
Pennsylvania
$61,890
Washington
$61,600
Michigan
$60,670
Nebraska
$57,640
Tennessee
$57,030
Nevada
$56,810
Oklahoma
$56,620
South Carolina
$55,540
Louisiana
$52,910
Indiana
$52,860
Colorado
$52,330
New Hampshire
$52,190
North Carolina
$52,000
Arizona
$51,490
Texas
$50,410
Missouri
$48,420
Florida
$48,120
Maryland
$46,730
Utah
$46,580
Kansas
$45,970
Massachusetts
$44,200
Arkansas
$43,680
Montana
$41,180
Delaware
$38,480
West Virginia
$36,830
Puerto Rico
$36,120



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