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Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers

Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers
Quick Facts : Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers*
2010 Median Pay$91,880
Entry Level Education
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201262,700
Job Outlook7% (Slower than average)
Employment Change4,600


Judges, mediators and hearing officers apply the law to court cases and oversee court proceedings. They resolve administrative disputes and facilitate negotiations between opposing parties.

What Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers Do

  • Read and evaluate information from documents such as motions, claim applications, or records
  • Preside over hearings and listen to or read arguments by opposing parties
  • Determine if the information presented supports the charge, claim, or dispute
  • Analyze, research, and apply laws, regulations, or precedents to reach judgments, conclusions, or agreements
  • Write opinions, decisions, or instructions regarding the case, claim, or dispute

Work Environment

Most judges, mediators, and hearing officers are employed by local, state, and federal governments. Most work in courts. The majority work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of judges, mediators, and hearing officers is expected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020 due to the number every new position for a judge having to be authorized and approved by legislature.
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Pay

In May 2010, the average salary of judges, mediators and hearing officers was $91,880 in May 2010.
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Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers

91880

Legal & Law Enforcement Occupations

51034.1667

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers*
Percent Change in Employment

Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers

7.33652

Legal & Law Enforcement Occupations

10.89271409312884

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers

For most jobs as a local, state, or federal judge, a law degree is necessary. Getting a law degree usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school?4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Law degree programs include courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property law, civil procedure, and legal writing.
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