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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,160
25th Percentile Wage
$84,540
50th Percentile Wage
$101,990
75th Percentile Wage
$136,260
90th Percentile Wage
$170,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $170,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.56
25th Percentile Wage
$40.64
50th Percentile Wage
$49.04
75th Percentile Wage
$65.51
90th Percentile Wage
$81.92

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $81.92. The median hourly salary is $49.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.56.

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
2016101,990-1.60%0.39%
2015103,620-7.26%-
2014111,1408.68%-
2013101,490-0.10%-
2012101,590--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $101,520 to $112,240. The highest paying area for administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in Wisconsin is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $112,240. The lowest paying area is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $101,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$112,240
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$101,520


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