Legislator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Legislator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $96,790
New York $92,570
North Dakota $72,840
Hawaii $61,610
Colorado $59,000
Pennsylvania $59,000
California $58,610
Delaware $54,550
Alaska $50,400
Maryland $48,460
Florida $45,960
Montana $45,200
Connecticut $38,390
Oregon $38,190
Texas $38,190
Arizona $38,040
Oklahoma $38,040
New Jersey $37,660
Ohio $36,940
Wisconsin $36,850
Nevada $36,340
Minnesota $36,050
Iowa $35,970
Wyoming $35,600
Virginia $30,130
Indiana $28,310
West Virginia $23,750
Nebraska $23,070
Utah $23,070
Arkansas $22,880
Missouri $21,870
New Mexico $21,840
Tennessee $20,210
Rhode Island $20,100
Michigan $19,610
Illinois $19,600
Mississippi $18,880
Idaho $18,480
Alabama $17,840
Louisiana $17,840
South Carolina $17,610
New Hampshire $17,600
Georgia $17,560
Kansas $17,420

How do legislator salaries compare to similar careers?

Legislators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than probation officers but more than security guards.

Career Median Salary
Probation officer salary $60K
Judicial law clerk salary $51K
Arbitrator salary $49K
Paralegal salary $56K
Fish and game warden salary $61K
Legislator salary $37K
Correctional officer salary $48K
Legal secretary salary $48K
Bailiff salary $48K
Security guard salary $31K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)