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Legislator Salary Information in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of legislators in Buffalo-Niagara Falls is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,870
25th Percentile Wage
$84,390
50th Percentile Wage
$91,220
75th Percentile Wage
$98,090
90th Percentile Wage
$102,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $73,870.

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
$91,220
1.01% 14.85%
2016
$90,300
4.40% -
2015
$86,330
2.46% -
2014
$84,210
4.75% -
2013
$80,210
3.17% -
2012
$77,670
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Buffalo-Niagara Falls with Other New York Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $91,220 in Buffalo-Niagara Falls is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of New York. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Buffalo-Niagara Falls is 2.8 percent (2.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Glens Falls and 29.8 percent (29.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Glens Falls
$93,830
Elmira
$93,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$92,920
Nassau-Suffolk
$92,870
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$92,830
Kingston
$92,760
Syracuse
$92,680
Utica-Rome
$92,680
Ithaca
$92,080
Rochester
$91,500
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$91,220
Binghamton
$91,130
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$91,100
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$88,620
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$84,530
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$83,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$72,160
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$64,050



See also: Top paying jobs in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York.