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Legislator Salary Information in Oklahoma

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,020
25th Percentile Wage
$19,120
50th Percentile Wage
$34,800
75th Percentile Wage
$45,990
90th Percentile Wage
$61,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,020.

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
$34,800
-16.24% 8.05%
2016
$40,450
-1.01% -
2015
$40,860
16.47% -
2014
$34,130
3.22% -
2013
$33,030
3.12% -
2012
$32,000
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Oklahoma Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Oklahoma ranges from $18,570 to $43,020. The highest paying area for legislators in Oklahoma is Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,020. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $40,130). The lowest paying area is Fort Smith with a median annual salary of $18,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$43,020
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$40,130
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$36,810
Tulsa
$36,310
Oklahoma City
$34,390
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$31,280
Lawton
$30,030
Fort Smith
$18,570




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