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Legislator Salary Information in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of legislators in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,990
25th Percentile Wage
$19,030
50th Percentile Wage
$53,380
75th Percentile Wage
$77,730
90th Percentile Wage
$97,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,990.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2017
$53,380
54.53% 38.95%
2016
$24,270
-19.86% -
2015
$29,090
5.67% -
2014
$27,440
-18.77% -
2013
$32,590
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Pittsburgh with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $53,380, Pittsburgh is the highest paying city for legislators in state of Pennsylvania, followed by Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary $50,270). In comparison, the median annual salary of legislators in Pittsburgh is 5.8 percent (5.8%) higher than that in Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsburgh
$53,380
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,270
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,030
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,930
Philadelphia
$39,180
Lancaster
$35,690
Newark-Union
$26,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$24,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,950
Altoona
$19,690
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$19,480
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$19,230
Johnstown
$19,130
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$19,100
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$18,900
York-Hanover
$18,370
Lebanon
$18,320
Williamsport
$17,990
Reading
$17,780



See also: Top paying jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.