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Legislator Salary Information in Minnesota

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,040
25th Percentile Wage
$20,050
50th Percentile Wage
$20,240
75th Percentile Wage
$29,480
90th Percentile Wage
$67,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$20,240
3.51% 10.42%
2016
$19,530
4.40% -
2015
$18,670
2.52% -
2014
$18,200
0.99% -
2013
$18,020
-0.61% -
2012
$18,130
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Minnesota ranges from $19,480 to $26,550. The highest paying area for legislators in Minnesota is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,550. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $21,530). The lowest paying area is Mankato-North Mankato with a median annual salary of $19,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$26,550
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$21,530
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$20,260
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$20,050
St Cloud
$19,560
Mankato-North Mankato
$19,480




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