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Legislator Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators amongst Tennessee areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $142,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,560.

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
5.47% 7.96%
0.68% -
1.32% -
0.11% -
0.54% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Tennessee ranges from $17,980 to $24,410. The highest paying area for legislators in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,410. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $20,770). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $17,980.

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


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