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Legislator Salary Information in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of legislators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,850
25th Percentile Wage
$37,310
50th Percentile Wage
$53,460
75th Percentile Wage
$69,060
90th Percentile Wage
$99,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $28,850.

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
$53,460
-0.41% -15.54%
2016
$53,680
-5.55% -
2015
$56,660
-18.06% -
2014
$66,890
0.85% -
2013
$66,320
6.86% -
2012
$61,770
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $53,460 in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 49.4 percent (49.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville and 37.2 percent (37.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Salinas.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$105,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$69,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$67,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$61,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$61,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$61,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$57,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$53,460
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$53,110
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$50,930
Modesto
$50,270
Bakersfield-Delano
$49,200
Fresno
$49,020
Merced
$48,580
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$48,250
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$47,810
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$47,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$46,450
Stockton
$46,450
Visalia-Porterville
$46,390
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,980
Chico
$40,840
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$38,320
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$37,830
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$37,010
El Centro
$33,800
Salinas
$33,560



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