$90k $90k
15k 15k
-3.6% -3.6%
4.5/5 4.5/5
Bachelors Bachelors

Hearing Officer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 15,000 Hearing Officers in the United States. The Hearing Officer job market is expected to shrink by -3.6% between 2014 and 2024.

Hearing Officer Employability Rating

F Sokanu rates Hearing Officers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 2,200 Hearing Officers. That number is based on the retirement of 2,200 existing Hearing Officers.

Demand for Hearing Officers

Little to no growth is projected in the hearing officer field for the foreseeable future. Despite increasing caseloads and the continued need and demand for these officers to settle disputes, budgetary constraints are expected to limit the ability of federal, state, and local governments to fill vacant positions or authorize new ones. This fact, coupled with the prestige associated with a hearing officer position, ensures that competition will remain strong and turnover will remain low.

Most job openings will result from the need to replace officers who retire, leave because their elected term is over, or choose to teach. While most hearing officers work within government, some find related opportunities with labor organizations, law offices, insurance carriers, and private organizations that offer dispute resolution services.

Supply of Hearing Officers

The Hearing Officer industry is concentrated in California, New York, and Texas.

Hearing Officer Job Market by State

State name Employed Hearing Officers
California 1,590
New York 1,420
Texas 1,180
Pennsylvania 860
Illinois 570
Georgia 550
Florida 530
Ohio 460
Virginia 450
Michigan 430
Oregon 430
Kentucky 420
Arkansas 410
Arizona 350
Tennessee 330
Washington 320
New Jersey 300
Connecticut 290
Louisiana 250
Colorado 200
Maryland 200
North Carolina 200
Oklahoma 180
Nevada 160
Missouri 160
Utah 160
New Mexico 140
Minnesota 140
Indiana 130
Maine 130
New Hampshire 120
West Virginia 120
Massachusetts 110
South Carolina 100
Mississippi 100
Alabama 100
Wisconsin 90
Alaska 80
Iowa 80
Delaware 80
Montana 60
Rhode Island 60
Idaho 60
Puerto Rico 50
Kansas 50
Hawaii 50
Vermont 40

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