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Legislator Salary Information in Memphis, Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,280
25th Percentile Wage
$18,360
50th Percentile Wage
$20,770
75th Percentile Wage
$91,930
90th Percentile Wage
$157,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Memphis, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $17,280.

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
$20,770
7.41% 7.32%
2016
$19,230
1.77% -
2015
$18,890
-1.69% -
2014
$19,210
-3.38% -
2013
$19,860
3.07% -
2012
$19,250
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $20,770, Memphis is the second highest paying city for legislators in state of Tennessee, following the highest paying city Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary of $24,410). Compared with Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, the median annual salary of legislators in Memphis is 14.9 percent (14.9%) lower.

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 Memphis, Tennessee.