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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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,040
25th Percentile Wage
$82,640
50th Percentile Wage
$90,300
75th Percentile Wage
$97,900
90th Percentile Wage
$102,590

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 $102,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,3003.18%10.87%
201587,4304.82%-
201483,2202.25%-
201381,3501.07%-
201280,480--

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 $63,380 to $92,890. The highest paying area for legislators in New York is Ithaca with a median annual salary of $92,890. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Elmira (mean annual salary $91,980). The lowest paying area is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $63,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ithaca
$92,890
Elmira
$91,980
Syracuse
$91,730
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$91,710
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$91,050
Kingston
$90,490
Binghamton
$90,390
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$90,300
Utica-Rome
$90,250
Glens Falls
$90,200
Rochester
$89,810
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$89,540
Nassau-Suffolk
$89,190
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$85,470
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$85,380
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$84,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$72,160
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$63,380


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