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Legislator Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators among Arkansas metropolitan areas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,940
25th Percentile Wage
$18,320
50th Percentile Wage
$18,950
75th Percentile Wage
$19,760
90th Percentile Wage
$39,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,940.

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
$18,950
2.22% 7.97%
2016
$18,530
5.40% -
2015
$17,530
-0.11% -
2014
$17,550
0.11% -
2013
$17,530
0.51% -
2012
$17,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Arkansas ranges from $17,460 to $19,790. The highest paying area for legislators in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $19,790. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $19,180). The lowest paying area is Jonesboro with a median annual salary of $17,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$19,790
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$19,180
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,830
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,810
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,700
Pine Bluff
$17,580
Jonesboro
$17,460




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