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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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|
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|| |
|Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Wichita Falls|| |
|Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood|| |
|North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|El Paso|| |
|Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Beaumont-Port Arthur|| |
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown|| |
|Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos|| |
|Corpus Christi|| |