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Legislator Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,100
25th Percentile Wage
$16,920
50th Percentile Wage
$18,290
75th Percentile Wage
$19,790
90th Percentile Wage
$25,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $25,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,100.

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
$18,290
0.33% 2.35%
2016
$18,230
0.05% -
2015
$18,220
0.82% -
2014
$18,070
1.66% -
2013
$17,770
-0.51% -
2012
$17,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Georgia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Georgia ranges from $17,530 to $19,500. The highest paying area for legislators in Georgia is Athens-Clarke County with a median annual salary of $19,500. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Brunswick (mean annual salary $18,870). The lowest paying area is Albany with a median annual salary of $17,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Athens-Clarke County
$19,500
Brunswick
$18,870
Columbus
$18,840
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$18,810
Gainesville
$18,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$18,470
Savannah
$18,360
Valdosta
$18,190
Warner Robins
$18,020
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$18,010
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$17,980
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$17,960
Macon
$17,910
Albany
$17,530




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