The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of legislators in Western Montana nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$17,480|
|25th Percentile Wage||$18,130|
|50th Percentile Wage||$19,220|
|75th Percentile Wage||$50,030|
|90th Percentile Wage||$64,790|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $17,480.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $19,220, Western Montana nonmetropolitan area is the lowest paying city for legislators in state of Montana, following city of Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary of $48,810). Compared with the highest paying city Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, the median annual salary of legislators in Western Montana nonmetropolitan area is 60.6 percent (60.6%) lower.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Central Montana nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Western Montana nonmetropolitan area|| |