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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 information of legislators in Memphis is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Memphis, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,700
25th Percentile Wage
$17,650
50th Percentile Wage
$19,230
75th Percentile Wage
$29,900
90th Percentile Wage
$141,700

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 $141,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,700.

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 Memphis, Tennessee. 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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201619,2301.77%-0.10%
201518,890-1.69%-
201419,210-3.38%-
201319,8603.07%-
201219,250--

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $19,230 in Memphis is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of Tennessee. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Memphis is 4.7 percent (4.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin and 6.7 percent (6.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$20,180
Chattanooga
$19,820
Knoxville
$19,350
Memphis
$19,230
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,610
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,210
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,110
Johnson City
$17,980
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$17,940

See also: Top paying jobs in Memphis, Tennessee.