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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 among Minnesota 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,990
25th Percentile Wage
$19,160
50th Percentile Wage
$19,530
75th Percentile Wage
$25,880
90th Percentile Wage
$63,440

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 $63,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,990.

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 Minnesota 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
201619,5304.40%7.17%
201518,6702.52%-
201418,2000.99%-
201318,020-0.61%-
201218,130--

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 $19,320 to $25,470. The highest paying area for legislators in Minnesota is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,470. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $19,840). The lowest paying area is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$25,470
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$19,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$19,480
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$19,320



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