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Legislator Salary Information in Knoxville, Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,750
25th Percentile Wage
$18,020
50th Percentile Wage
$20,180
75th Percentile Wage
$37,670
90th Percentile Wage
$23,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Knoxville, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $23,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,750.

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
$20,180
4.11% 7.88%
2016
$19,350
3.67% -
2014
$18,640
0.16% -
2013
$18,610
0.11% -
2012
$18,590
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Knoxville with Other Tennessee Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $20,180 in Knoxville is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of Tennessee. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Knoxville is 17.3 percent (17.3%) lower than that in the highest paying Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area and 10.9 percent (10.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Johnson City.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,410
Memphis
$20,770
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$20,740
Knoxville
$20,180
Chattanooga
$19,790
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,770
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,270
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,170
Cleveland
$18,000
Johnson City
$17,980



See also: Top paying jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee.