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Legislator Salary Information in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of legislators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,040
25th Percentile Wage
$20,320
50th Percentile Wage
$57,140
75th Percentile Wage
$93,430
90th Percentile Wage
$157,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $20,040.

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
$57,140
7.23% 8.35%
2016
$53,010
0.02% -
2015
$53,000
-2.87% -
2014
$54,520
4.51% -
2013
$52,060
-0.60% -
2012
$52,370
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $57,140 in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of Washington. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 57.9 percent (57.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Mount Vernon-Anacortes and 65.7 percent (65.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lewiston.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$135,570
Bremerton-Silverdale
$113,670
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$93,890
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$88,830
Tacoma
$87,400
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,510
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$65,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$57,140
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$55,980
Spokane
$54,620
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$53,480
Bellingham
$51,570
Olympia
$47,480
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$37,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$35,360
Lewiston
$19,580



See also: Top paying jobs in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington.