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Legislator Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators among Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,310
25th Percentile Wage
$17,280
50th Percentile Wage
$18,910
75th Percentile Wage
$24,630
90th Percentile Wage
$47,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$18,910
1.85% 3.38%
2016
$18,560
0.97% -
2015
$18,380
-0.38% -
2014
$18,450
-0.33% -
2013
$18,510
1.30% -
2012
$18,270
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Alabama ranges from $18,280 to $50,840. The highest paying area for legislators in Alabama is Montgomery with a median annual salary of $50,840. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Huntsville (mean annual salary $21,290). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $18,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Montgomery
$50,840
Huntsville
$21,290
Mobile
$19,650
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$19,360
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$19,220
Tuscaloosa
$18,930
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$18,840
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$18,810
Birmingham-Hoover
$18,580
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$18,420
Dothan
$18,310
Anniston-Oxford
$18,290
Decatur
$18,280




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