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Legislator Salary Information in Missouri

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,920.

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
2.53% -1.53%
1.52% -
0.22% -
-3.25% -
-2.67% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Missouri ranges from $17,880 to $28,400. The highest paying area for legislators in Missouri is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $28,400. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $19,870). The lowest paying area is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $17,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jefferson City
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
Kansas City
St Louis
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
St Joseph
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area


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