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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 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 Mississippi

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,380
25th Percentile Wage
$17,180
50th Percentile Wage
$18,510
75th Percentile Wage
$19,850
90th Percentile Wage
$38,070

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 $38,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,380.

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
2017
$18,510
1.30% -6.37%
2016
$18,270
-1.09% -
2015
$18,470
-2.87% -
2014
$19,000
-1.53% -
2013
$19,290
-2.07% -
2012
$19,690
- -

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 $18,320 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 $26,990). The lowest paying area is Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pascagoula
$29,560
Gulfport-Biloxi
$26,990
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,700
Jackson
$18,580
Hattiesburg
$18,510
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,360
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,320
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,320




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