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 New York. On average, they make less than judicial law clerks but more than coroners.

Career Median Salary
Judicial law clerk salary $132K
Hearing officer salary $103K
Customs inspector salary $84K
Special agent salary $84K
Detective salary $84K
Legislator salary $92K
Court reporter salary $101K
Arbitrator salary $89K
Transit police officer salary $80K
Coroner salary $73K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)