2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Legislators develop, introduce, or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, state, or federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Legislators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $18,120 to $19,790 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Legislators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$*||$105,100|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$*||$83,780|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$*||$33,200|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$*||$19,790|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$*||$18,120|
Highest paying states
* Legislators are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Legislator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Legislators are in the states of WA, NY, CA, FL and AK.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|