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Legislator Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,070
25th Percentile Wage
$19,340
50th Percentile Wage
$19,670
75th Percentile Wage
$22,510
90th Percentile Wage
$45,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,070.

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
$19,670
1.22% 6.71%
2016
$19,430
3.09% -
2015
$18,830
3.66% -
2014
$18,140
0.06% -
2013
$18,130
-1.21% -
2012
$18,350
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Nebraska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Nebraska ranges from $19,560 to $24,190. The highest paying area for legislators in Nebraska is Omaha-Council Bluffs with a median annual salary of $24,190. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Lincoln (mean annual salary $20,010). The lowest paying area is Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$24,190
Lincoln
$20,010
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$19,680
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$19,660
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$19,620
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$19,560




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