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Legislator Salary Information in Maryland

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,900
25th Percentile Wage
$19,010
50th Percentile Wage
$35,470
75th Percentile Wage
$45,610
90th Percentile Wage
$65,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,900.

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 Maryland 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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,47031.04%48.46%
201524,4609.24%-
201422,2001.98%-
201321,76015.99%-
201218,280--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Maryland Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Maryland cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Maryland ranges from $18,630 to $72,640. The highest paying area for legislators in Maryland is Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick with a median annual salary of $72,640. The second highest paying city/area in Maryland State is Baltimore-Towson (mean annual salary $45,600). The lowest paying area is Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick
$72,640
Baltimore-Towson
$45,600
Salisbury
$21,320
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area
$18,630


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