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Legislator Salary Information in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

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].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
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.

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 Growth1-Year Growth
2013
$18,860
1.38% 1.38%
2012
$18,600
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Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with Other Massachusetts Cities

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
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$19,500
Worcester
$19,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$19,200
Springfield
$19,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$18,860
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$18,300



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