The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators amongst California 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$32,880|
|25th Percentile Wage||$38,950|
|50th Percentile Wage||$54,840|
|75th Percentile Wage||$75,720|
|90th Percentile Wage||$105,580|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,880.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of California ranges from $33,560 to $105,570. The highest paying area for legislators in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $105,570. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (mean annual salary $69,520). The lowest paying area is Salinas with a median annual salary of $33,560.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|El Centro|| |