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Legislator Salary Information in North Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of North Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators amongst North Dakota 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 North Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15,910
25th Percentile Wage
$16,780
50th Percentile Wage
$18,250
75th Percentile Wage
$21,630
90th Percentile Wage
$87,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$18,250
2.52% 2.52%
2012
$17,790
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in North Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of North Dakota ranges from $17,710 to $21,210. The highest paying area for legislators in North Dakota is Fargo with a median annual salary of $21,210. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $18,520). The lowest paying area is Bismarck with a median annual salary of $17,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fargo
$21,210
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$18,520
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$18,020
Grand Forks
$18,020
Bismarck
$17,710




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