Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Annual Earnings Percentiles

Skill Scores

  • social icon 90

    Social

  • purpose icon 80

    Purpose

  • creative icon 78

    Creative

  • analytical icon 43

    Analytical

  • supported icon 40

    Supported

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  • Lawyers, and judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers

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    What Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Do

    Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system.

    Work Environment

    Many arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators work for state or local governments or in the legal services industry.

    How to Become an Arbitrator, Mediator, or Conciliator

    Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators typically learn their skills through a combination of education, training, and work experience.

    Job Outlook

    Employment of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Mediations and arbitrations are typically faster and less costly than litigation. However, budget constraints at the local and state level may limit employment growth.

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    Job Trends for Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

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    This occupation supported 8,400 jobs in 2012 and 8,400 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 0.0%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 10.7% in 2022 to 9,300 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 8,500, compared with an observed value of 8,400, 1.2% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 9.5% in 2024 to 9,200 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 9,400 jobs for 2024, 2.2% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.

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