How much does a Legislator make in the United States?

Average Legislator Yearly Salary in the United States

Legislators earn an average yearly salary of $44,820. Salaries typically start from $17,230 and go up to $96,500.

Average Legislator Hourly Wage in the United States

Legislators earn an average hourly wage of $21.55. Hourly wages typically start from $8.28 and go up to $46.39.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
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RATINGS
Legislators average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Legislators in the 48th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Legislator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Legislator Earnings

The highest earning Legislators in the United States earn:

$46.39
an hour
$96,500
per year
Senior Legislator Earnings

Senior Legislators in the United States earn:

$32.53
an hour
$67,670
per year
Experienced Legislator Earnings

Experienced Legislators in the United States earn:

$11.28
an hour
$23,470
per year
Junior Legislator Earnings

Junior Legislators in the United States earn:

$8.92
an hour
$18,560
per year
Starting Legislator Earnings

Starting Legislators in the United States earn:

$8.28
an hour
$17,230
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Legislator Salary Comparison

Legislators earn more than 22% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Court Reporter Salary $57k
Police Officer Salary $55k
Fish And Game Warden Salary $54k
Probation Officer Salary $48k
Bailiff Salary $45k
Legislator Salary $44k
Paralegal Salary $40k
Correctional Officer Salary $38k
Legal Secretary Salary $33k
Security Guard Salary $27k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Legislator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Legislator Salary in New York $42.75 $88,910 # 1
Legislator Salary in Washington $39.04 $81,200 # 2
Legislator Salary in Iowa $31.77 $66,090 # 3
Legislator Salary in California $29.26 $60,870 # 4
Legislator Salary in Hawaii $28.98 $60,280 # 5
Legislator Salary in Colorado $28.75 $59,800 # 6
Legislator Salary in Nevada $23.63 $49,150 # 7
Legislator Salary in Florida $23.32 $48,500 # 8
Legislator Salary in Montana $22.98 $47,790 # 9
Legislator Salary in Pennsylvania $22.14 $46,050 # 10
Legislator Salary in Alaska $21.61 $44,950 # 11
Legislator Salary in United States $21.55 $44,820 # 12
Legislator Salary in Wyoming $21.50 $44,720 # 13
Legislator Salary in Connecticut $21.48 $44,680 # 14
Legislator Salary in Texas $21.25 $44,210 # 15
Legislator Salary in Oklahoma $21.21 $44,120 # 16
Legislator Salary in Arizona $20.71 $43,080 # 17
Legislator Salary in Tennessee $20.03 $41,660 # 18
Legislator Salary in Illinois $19.25 $40,040 # 19
Legislator Salary in Maryland $18.29 $38,050 # 20
Legislator Salary in Wisconsin $18.09 $37,630 # 21
Legislator Salary in Michigan $16.75 $34,850 # 22
Legislator Salary in Oregon $15.78 $32,830 # 23
Legislator Salary in Minnesota $15.44 $32,120 # 24
Legislator Salary in Rhode Island $15.42 $32,080 # 25
Legislator Salary in Indiana $15.23 $31,670 # 26
Legislator Salary in Ohio $15.06 $31,330 # 27
Legislator Salary in Utah $14.67 $30,510 # 28
Legislator Salary in West Virginia $13.83 $28,770 # 29
Legislator Salary in Missouri $13.31 $27,690 # 30
Legislator Salary in Kansas $13.01 $27,070 # 31
Legislator Salary in Nebraska $12.97 $26,980 # 32
Legislator Salary in Virginia $12.63 $26,270 # 33
Legislator Salary in Louisiana $12.16 $25,290 # 34
Legislator Salary in Alabama $11.25 $23,390 # 35
Legislator Salary in Mississippi $11.06 $23,010 # 36
Legislator Salary in Georgia $10.96 $22,790 # 37
Legislator Salary in New Mexico $10.72 $22,300 # 38
Legislator Salary in Arkansas $10.46 $21,760 # 39
Legislator Salary in Idaho $10.36 $21,550 # 40
Legislator Salary in New Hampshire $9.80 $20,390 # 41
Legislator Salary in South Carolina $9.63 $20,020 # 42