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Legislator Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,490
25th Percentile Wage
$18,040
50th Percentile Wage
$33,270
75th Percentile Wage
$54,470
90th Percentile Wage
$80,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,490.

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 Texas in 5 percentile scales. 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
201633,27016.50%45.27%
201527,78033.01%-
201418,6101.93%-
201318,2500.22%-
201218,210--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Texas ranges from $18,900 to $45,510. The highest paying area for legislators in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $45,510. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,480). The lowest paying area is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $18,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$45,510
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,480
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,250
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,880
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,730
Fort Worth-Arlington
$29,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$29,450
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$29,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$26,090
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$24,680
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$23,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$18,900


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