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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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.

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 Massachusetts 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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
201319,1501.20%1.20%
201218,920--

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 $18,860 to $19,490. The highest paying area for legislators in Massachusetts is Worcester with a median annual salary of $19,490. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $19,200). The lowest paying area is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $18,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Worcester
$19,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$19,200
Springfield
$19,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$18,860


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