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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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,020
25th Percentile Wage
$17,590
50th Percentile Wage
$18,530
75th Percentile Wage
$19,540
90th Percentile Wage
$39,740

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 $39,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201618,5305.40%5.88%
201517,530-0.11%-
201417,5500.11%-
201317,5300.51%-
201217,440--

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 $18,890. The highest paying area for legislators in Arkansas is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,890. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $18,540). The lowest paying area is Jonesboro with a median annual salary of $17,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,890
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,540
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$18,490
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,460
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,380
Pine Bluff
$17,580
Jonesboro
$17,460


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