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Highest Paying Cities for Legislators

The top 100 highest paying cities for legislators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of legislators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $113,670, Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington is the highest paying city for legislators. It is followed by Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa (average annual salary $111,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of legislators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Legislators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$113,670
50
2 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$111,710
750
3 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$98,050
280
4 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$93,890
30
5 Ithaca, New York
$92,890
60
6 Elmira, New York
$91,980
80
7 Syracuse, New York
$91,730
380
8 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$91,710
790
9 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$91,050
560
10 Kingston, New York
$90,490
120
11 Binghamton, New York
$90,390
180
12 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$90,300
380
13 Utica-Rome, New York
$90,250
270
14 Glens Falls, New York
$90,200
210
15 Rochester, New York
$89,810
570
16 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$89,540
840
17 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$89,190
320
18 Tacoma, Washington
$87,400
70
19 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$87,090
40
20 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$85,470
190
21 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$85,380
580
22 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$84,530
370
23 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$72,640
50
24 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,160
1,030
25 Fresno, California
$71,330
80
26 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,520
140
27 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$69,500
40
28 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$69,100
580
29 Springfield, Illinois
$68,670
250
30 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$68,110
90
31 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$65,810
70
32 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,380
3,090
33 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$62,420
230
34 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$62,160
520
35 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$62,010
110
36 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$61,800
70
37 Honolulu, Hawaii
$57,630
90
38 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$57,070
180
39 Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$56,720
30
40 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$56,110
40
41 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$55,000
50
42 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$54,950
30
43 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$54,310
60
44 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$54,190
370
45 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$54,160
80
46 Stockton, California
$53,710
80
47 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$53,680
70
48 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$53,010
70
49 Rapid City, South Dakota
$52,710
30
50 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$51,560
40
51 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$51,140
70
52 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$50,320
100
53 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$50,270
80
54 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$50,260
30
55 Montgomery, Alabama
$49,240
110
56 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$49,130
120
57 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$48,960
30
58 Olympia, Washington
$48,890
160
59 Merced, California
$48,580
50
60 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$47,810
90
61 Modesto, California
$47,760
90
62 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$47,540
80
63 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$46,510
80
64 Visalia-Porterville, California
$46,390
40
65 Bellingham, Washington
$46,230
30
66 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$46,150
160
67 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$46,030
140
68 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$45,890
90
69 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$45,800
90
70 Flagstaff, Arizona
$45,740
40
71 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$45,600
280
72 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$45,510
80
73 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$45,480
50
74 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$44,320
100
75 Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$44,190
60
76 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$43,840
130
77 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$43,400
110
78 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$42,900
40
79 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$42,340
80
80 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$42,010
50
81 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$41,980
40
82 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$41,100
70
83 Jacksonville, Florida
$40,690
90
84 Chico, California
$39,950
60
85 Morgantown, West Virginia
$39,290
30
86 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$38,510
70
87 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$38,390
30
88 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$38,000
260
89 Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$37,860
60
90 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$37,270
140
91 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$37,050
220
92 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$37,010
50
93 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$36,990
90
94 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$36,940
430
95 Jefferson City, Missouri
$36,660
190
96 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$36,600
330
97 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$36,280
40
98 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$36,250
120
99 Salinas, California
$35,950
110
100 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$35,910
70
See also: Highest paying industries for legislators.