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Legislator Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators amongst Massachusetts 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,560
25th Percentile Wage
$18,160
50th Percentile Wage
$19,150
75th Percentile Wage
$28,050
90th Percentile Wage
$66,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,560.

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
$19,150
1.20% 1.20%
2012
$18,920
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Massachusetts ranges from $18,300 to $19,500. The highest paying area for legislators in Massachusetts is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,500. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Worcester (mean annual salary $19,490). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,300.

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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