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Legislator Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,460
25th Percentile Wage
$17,730
50th Percentile Wage
$20,160
75th Percentile Wage
$66,360
90th Percentile Wage
$95,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,460.

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 Pennsylvania 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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201620,1604.71%-34.97%
201519,2100.10%-
201419,190-41.79%-
201327,210--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $17,780 to $50,270. The highest paying area for legislators in Pennsylvania is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,270. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $46,030). The lowest paying area is Reading with a median annual salary of $17,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,270
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,030
Lancaster
$35,690
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,330
Philadelphia
$27,910
Newark-Union
$26,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$24,510
Pittsburgh
$24,270
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,950
Altoona
$19,690
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$19,480
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$19,230
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$19,200
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$18,900
York-Hanover
$18,370
Lebanon
$18,320
Williamsport
$17,990
Reading
$17,780


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