Legislator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Legislator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $51,130
Alabama $19,210
Arkansas $18,920
Arizona $40,140
California $53,930
Colorado $48,260
Connecticut $38,280
Florida $41,070
Georgia $18,220
Hawaii $58,920
Iowa $25,350
Idaho $17,690
Illinois $19,600
Indiana $36,910
Kansas $18,120
Louisiana $21,900
Maryland $37,080
Michigan $19,610
Minnesota $20,550
Missouri $18,930
Mississippi $18,880
Montana $30,420
North Dakota $18,700
Nebraska $20,120
New Hampshire $17,980
New Mexico $19,200
Nevada $36,340
New York $92,140
Ohio $19,350
Oklahoma $36,140
Oregon $24,580
Pennsylvania $20,160
Rhode Island $20,100
South Carolina $18,070
Tennessee $20,210
Texas $20,120
Utah $18,530
Virginia $18,950
Washington $48,460
Wisconsin $18,830
West Virginia $19,860
Wyoming $30,360

How do legislator salaries compare to similar careers?

Legislators earn about the same as related careers in Arizona. On average, they make less than sheriffs but more than paralegals.

Career Median Salary
Sheriff salary $65K
Coroner salary $60K
Arbitrator salary $58K
Court reporter salary $61K
Forensic science technician salary $56K
Legislator salary $40K
Probation officer salary $53K
Police officer salary $51K
Fish and game warden salary $53K
Paralegal salary $43K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)