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Legislator Salary Information in Mississippi

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,080
25th Percentile Wage
$16,900
50th Percentile Wage
$18,270
75th Percentile Wage
$19,760
90th Percentile Wage
$39,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,080.

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 Mississippi 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
201618,270-1.09%-7.77%
201518,470-2.87%-
201419,000-1.53%-
201319,290-2.07%-
201219,690--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Mississippi Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Mississippi ranges from $18,060 to $29,560. The highest paying area for legislators in Mississippi is Pascagoula with a median annual salary of $29,560. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $19,530). The lowest paying area is Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pascagoula
$29,560
Gulfport-Biloxi
$19,530
Hattiesburg
$18,510
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,360
Jackson
$18,240
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,200
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,060
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,060


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