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Legislator Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators among Montana 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,890
25th Percentile Wage
$19,030
50th Percentile Wage
$41,870
75th Percentile Wage
$58,650
90th Percentile Wage
$74,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,890.

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 Montana 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
201641,87039.48%42.87%
201525,340-20.99%-
201430,66013.89%-
201326,4009.39%-
201223,920--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Montana ranges from $19,590 to $51,560. The highest paying area for legislators in Montana is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,560. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $48,960). The lowest paying area is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$51,560
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$48,960
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$33,910
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$19,590


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