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Legislator Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,210
25th Percentile Wage
$84,750
50th Percentile Wage
$91,910
75th Percentile Wage
$99,030
90th Percentile Wage
$103,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $74,210.

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
$91,910
1.75% 12.44%
2016
$90,300
3.18% -
2015
$87,430
4.82% -
2014
$83,220
2.25% -
2013
$81,350
1.07% -
2012
$80,480
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of New York ranges from $64,050 to $93,830. The highest paying area for legislators in New York is Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $93,830. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Elmira (mean annual salary $93,540). The lowest paying area is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $64,050.

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




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