Queensland MPs will get a $12,000 annual pay rise, or 8 per cent, taking their base salary to about $149,000.

The increase was decided by the independent remuneration tribunal in its first ruling on politicians' wages and was handed down in Queensland Parliament today.

The State Government set up a tribunal to determine politicians' pay, after an outcry over a proposed 42 per cent wage rise earlier this year.

The Government had initially said legal advice showed it would have to increase politicians' base wages because a pay freeze had forced Queensland MPs out of step with their federal colleagues.

But following a public backlash, the State Government abolished that system for setting pay rates and appointed a remuneration tribunal instead.