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What is the average salary for Legislators in the United States?

Legislators earn an average salary of $40,430 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,710 and go up to $87,880.

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

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Highest

The top 10% of Legislators in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $87,880 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Legislators in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $59,720 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Legislators in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $20,180 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Legislators in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $18,010 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Legislators in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $16,710 per year

Historical salary for Legislators in the United States

Legislator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Legislator Salary in Washington - $94,890 # 1
Legislator Salary in New York - $82,650 # 2
Legislator Salary in Colorado - $60,650 # 3
Legislator Salary in California - $59,160 # 4
Legislator Salary in Hawaii - $58,760 # 5
Legislator Salary in Nevada - $43,320 # 6
Legislator Salary in Wyoming - $42,860 # 7
Legislator Salary in New Jersey - $40,620 # 8
Legislator Salary in South Dakota - $40,560 # 9
Legislator Salary in Florida - $40,470 # 10
Legislator Salary in Pennsylvania - $39,330 # 11
Legislator Salary in Oklahoma - $38,810 # 12
Legislator Salary in Iowa - $38,340 # 13
Legislator Salary in Maryland - $38,050 # 14
Legislator Salary in Connecticut - $37,640 # 15
Legislator Salary in Arizona - $35,280 # 16
Legislator Salary in Kansas - $34,840 # 17
Legislator Salary in Montana - $34,370 # 18
Legislator Salary in Texas - $34,050 # 19
Legislator Salary in Ohio - $33,780 # 20
Legislator Salary in Tennessee - $33,500 # 21
Legislator Salary in Illinois - $32,230 # 22
Legislator Salary in Oregon - $31,360 # 23
Legislator Salary in Michigan - $30,000 # 24
Legislator Salary in Utah - $29,540 # 25
Legislator Salary in Wisconsin - $29,330 # 26
Legislator Salary in Minnesota - $27,500 # 27
Legislator Salary in Virginia - $27,290 # 28
Legislator Salary in West Virginia - $26,950 # 29
Legislator Salary in Mississippi - $25,770 # 30
Legislator Salary in Idaho - $24,870 # 31
Legislator Salary in Georgia - $24,830 # 32
Legislator Salary in Rhode Island - $23,090 # 33
Legislator Salary in Missouri - $22,870 # 34
Legislator Salary in Alabama - $21,920 # 35
Legislator Salary in Nebraska - $21,770 # 36
Legislator Salary in New Mexico - $21,140 # 37
Legislator Salary in Louisiana - $20,910 # 38
Legislator Salary in Arkansas - $20,910 # 39
Legislator Salary in New Hampshire - $19,840 # 40
Legislator Salary in South Carolina - $17,880 # 41
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics