Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

General Information

Description

Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 600 new jobs over the 10-year period. Arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods often are quicker and less expensive than trials and litigation. In addition, many contracts, including employment, customer, and real estate contracts, include clauses requiring complaints and disputes to be decided through mediation or arbitration. However, many arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators work for state or local governments, and budgetary constraints may limit employment growth. Also, in some cases or industries, litigation is unavoidable or its benefits are preferred over the benefits gained in other types of conflict resolution.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$63,930

State-by-state Salary

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$102,240
$37,340
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • First professional degree 36%
  • Bachelor's degree 27%
  • Post baccalaureate 18%
  • Post-master's certificate 13%
  • Doctoral degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Psychology
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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