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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 $135,570, Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington is the highest paying city for legislators. It is followed by Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington (average annual salary $113,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$135,570
40
2 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$113,670
50
3 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$111,710
760
4 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$105,570
230
5 Boulder, Colorado
$99,050
40
6 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$93,890
30
7 Glens Falls, New York
$93,830
180
8 Elmira, New York
$93,540
80
9 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$92,920
740
10 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$92,870
340
11 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$92,830
580
12 Kingston, New York
$92,760
120
13 Syracuse, New York
$92,680
320
14 Utica-Rome, New York
$92,680
320
15 Watertown-Fort Drum, USA
$92,590
180
16 Ithaca, New York
$92,080
70
17 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$91,970
160
18 Rochester, New York
$91,500
630
19 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$91,220
380
20 Binghamton, New York
$91,130
180
21 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$91,100
580
22 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$88,830
30
23 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$88,620
160
24 Tacoma, Washington
$87,400
80
25 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$84,530
370
26 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$83,940
690
27 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$80,510
30
28 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$72,640
50
29 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,160
1,030
30 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$71,960
150
31 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,520
140
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$69,100
580
33 Springfield, Illinois
$68,670
250
34 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$67,960
90
35 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$65,810
70
36 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$65,800
50
37 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$65,210
50
38 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$64,050
3,060
39 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$63,430
40
40 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$63,150
680
41 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$62,700
30
42 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$61,960
130
43 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$61,730
260
44 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$61,570
520
45 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$60,970
40
46 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$59,870
1,760
47 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$57,700
300
48 Urban Honolulu, USA
$57,630
100
49 Honolulu, Hawaii
$57,630
90
50 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$57,220
190
51 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$57,140
60
52 Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$56,720
30
53 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$56,230
50
54 Appleton, Wisconsin
$56,200
50
55 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$55,980
70
56 San Rafael, USA
$55,300
30
57 Spokane, Washington
$54,620
40
58 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$53,480
80
59 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$53,460
80
60 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$53,380
500
61 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$53,110
40
62 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$53,110
50
63 Rapid City, South Dakota
$52,710
30
64 Bellingham, Washington
$51,570
40
65 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$51,300
70
66 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$51,020
130
67 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$50,930
40
68 Montgomery, Alabama
$50,840
100
69 Modesto, California
$50,270
80
70 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$50,270
90
71 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$50,260
30
72 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$49,290
310
73 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$49,200
110
74 Fresno, California
$49,020
90
75 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$48,810
40
76 Merced, California
$48,580
50
77 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$48,350
40
78 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$48,340
120
79 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$48,250
40
80 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$47,840
90
81 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$47,810
90
82 Olympia, Washington
$47,480
160
83 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$47,050
80
84 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$47,050
60
85 Jacksonville, Florida
$46,630
60
86 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$46,450
50
87 Stockton, California
$46,450
50
88 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$46,400
110
89 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$46,400
40
90 Visalia-Porterville, California
$46,390
40
91 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$46,150
40
92 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$46,050
160
93 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$46,030
170
94 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$45,930
130
95 Flagstaff, Arizona
$45,740
40
96 Port St Lucie, Florida
$45,090
40
97 Dover, Delaware
$44,940
80
98 Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$44,190
60
99 Wichita Falls, Texas
$43,150
30
100 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$43,020
110
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