Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer Salary

Pay for Administrative Law Judges in the United States sits in the ballpark of $78K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women Administrative Law Judges who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,913 - $159,876
$44K
$80K
$160K
MEDIAN: $80,376
10%
50%
90%

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$15.55 - $45.88
$16
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $24.26
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90%

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$0$159K
Salary $43,913 - $159,876
Bonus $850
Profit Sharing $3.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,380 - $155,977
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.55 - $45.88
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $43.00
Annual Data $0$155K
Bonus $850
Profit Sharing $3.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,380 - $155,977
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer

Administrative law judges oversee legal procedures for local, state, and federal offices and courtrooms; they generally work for the government and are responsible for adjudicating claims for benefits that it offers. They thoroughly review evidence, documentation, and other factors to determine rulings, as well as research and analyze policies, laws, precedent decisions, and regulations to prepare for hearings and determine conclusions.

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Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer Tasks

  • Accept and review cases prior to hearings.
  • Perform legal research and uphold legal statutes.
  • Consider arguments, issue decisions and write justifications.
  • Schedule hearings and certify transcripts.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer


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Administrative Law Judges who go on to become Attorneys may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Attorney, an upper-level role, pays $81K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 24 salaries. An Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 12 salaries.

Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer?

Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer in Philadelphia:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Ensuring the public receives due process.
Cons: Conducting 15-30 hearings everyday.

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Key Stats for Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲23%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
▼22%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Skills That Affect Administrative Law Judge, Adjudicator, or Hearing Officer Salaries

Legal Research
▲8%

National Average
$77,000

Legal Document Review
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%