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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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Idaho

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,220
25th Percentile Wage
$16,840
50th Percentile Wage
$17,840
75th Percentile Wage
$19,360
90th Percentile Wage
$24,820

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 $24,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201617,840-0.34%-0.06%
201517,900-0.28%-
201417,9500.22%-
201317,9100.34%-
201217,850--

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 $16,850 to $18,700. The highest paying area for legislators in Idaho is Idaho Falls with a median annual salary of $18,700. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is North Idaho nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $18,360). The lowest paying area is Boise City-Nampa with a median annual salary of $16,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Idaho Falls
$18,700
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,360
Pocatello
$18,320
Coeur dAlene
$18,310
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,130
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,040
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$18,000
Boise City-Nampa
$16,850


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