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Legislator Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,680
25th Percentile Wage
$18,470
50th Percentile Wage
$22,290
75th Percentile Wage
$64,660
90th Percentile Wage
$86,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $22,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,680.

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 Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$22,290
1.93% 9.87%
2013
$21,860
8.10% -
2012
$20,090
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of New Jersey ranges from $20,150 to $34,750. The highest paying area for legislators in New Jersey is Atlantic City-Hammonton with a median annual salary of $34,750. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Ocean City (mean annual salary $21,840). The lowest paying area is Edison-New Brunswick with a median annual salary of $20,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$34,750
Ocean City
$21,840
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$21,250
Edison-New Brunswick
$20,150




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