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Legislator Salary Information in Utah

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Utah are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators among Utah 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 Utah

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,240
25th Percentile Wage
$17,200
50th Percentile Wage
$18,810
75th Percentile Wage
$34,280
90th Percentile Wage
$45,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,240.

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
$18,810
-1.28% -1.38%
2016
$19,050
-0.84% -
2015
$19,210
-1.41% -
2014
$19,480
0.05% -
2013
$19,470
2.05% -
2012
$19,070
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Utah Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Utah ranges from $17,690 to $34,280. The highest paying area for legislators in Utah is Salt Lake City with a median annual salary of $34,280. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $27,470). The lowest paying area is Logan with a median annual salary of $17,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salt Lake City
$34,280
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$27,470
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area
$18,810
Provo-Orem
$18,510
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$18,410
St George
$17,830
Ogden-Clearfield
$17,830
Logan
$17,690




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