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Legislator Salary Information in Indiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,490
25th Percentile Wage
$17,860
50th Percentile Wage
$21,960
75th Percentile Wage
$36,750
90th Percentile Wage
$79,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2017
$21,960
4.69% 10.29%
2016
$20,930
5.88% -
2015
$19,700
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Indiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Indiana ranges from $18,210 to $27,850. The highest paying area for legislators in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $27,850. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Indianapolis-Carmel (mean annual salary $24,470). The lowest paying area is Terre Haute with a median annual salary of $18,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$27,850
Indianapolis-Carmel
$24,470
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$19,140
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$19,080
Terre Haute
$18,210




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