The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of legislators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Percentile Bracket | Average Annual Salary |
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10th Percentile Wage | $17,280 |

25th Percentile Wage | $17,890 |

50th Percentile Wage | $18,860 |

75th Percentile Wage | $19,970 |

90th Percentile Wage | $43,560 |

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $43,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $17,280.

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.

Year | Median Salary | Growth | 1-Year Growth |
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2013 | $18,860 | 1.38% | 1.38% |

2012 | $18,600 | - | - |

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $18,860 in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of Massachusetts. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is 3.3 percent (3.3%) lower than that in the highest paying Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area and 3.0 percent (3.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas | Median Annual Salary |
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Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area | |

Worcester | |

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy | |

Springfield | |

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy | |

North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area |