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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area|| |
|South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Johnson City|| |