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Legislator Salary Information in Idaho

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,420
25th Percentile Wage
$16,920
50th Percentile Wage
$17,820
75th Percentile Wage
$19,480
90th Percentile Wage
$23,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $23,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,420.

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
$17,820
-0.11% -0.17%
2016
$17,840
-0.34% -
2015
$17,900
-0.28% -
2014
$17,950
0.22% -
2013
$17,910
0.34% -
2012
$17,850
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Idaho Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Idaho cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Idaho ranges from $16,930 to $18,820. The highest paying area for legislators in Idaho is North Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,820. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Idaho Falls (mean annual salary $18,700). The lowest paying area is Boise City-Nampa with a median annual salary of $16,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,820
Idaho Falls
$18,700
Pocatello
$18,320
Coeur dAlene
$18,310
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,230
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,180
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,040
Boise City-Nampa
$16,930




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