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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 amongst Texas metropolitan 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,500
25th Percentile Wage
$17,970
50th Percentile Wage
$32,290
75th Percentile Wage
$56,360
90th Percentile Wage
$83,030

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 $83,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,500.

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
$32,290
-3.03% 43.60%
2016
$33,270
16.50% -
2015
$27,780
33.01% -
2014
$18,610
1.93% -
2013
$18,250
0.22% -
2012
$18,210
- -

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 $17,760 to $47,840. The highest paying area for legislators in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $47,840. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $46,400). The lowest paying area is Victoria with a median annual salary of $17,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$47,840
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,400
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,050
Wichita Falls
$43,150
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,020
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$36,270
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,650
Fort Worth-Arlington
$26,700
El Paso
$26,290
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$25,660
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$24,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$19,570
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$19,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$19,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$19,210
Texarkana-Texarkana
$19,190
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$19,170
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$19,170
Corpus Christi
$17,950
Victoria
$17,760




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