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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$78,070
25th Percentile Wage
$88,350
50th Percentile Wage
$97,540
75th Percentile Wage
$120,460
90th Percentile Wage
$172,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $172,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $78,070.

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
$97,540
7.43% 16.63%
2016
$90,290
2.41% -
2015
$88,110
4.97% -
2014
$83,730
1.78% -
2013
$82,240
1.12% -
2012
$81,320
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Washington ranges from $81,710 to $105,020. The highest paying area for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Washington is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $105,020. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $105,020). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $81,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$105,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$105,020
Tacoma
$102,410
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$93,980
Spokane
$81,710




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