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Legislator Compensation

Legislator Compensation

PAY PROBLEM

Gauge Most legislative salaries lag behind the private sector, but raising them can cause a political firestorm.

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2014 LEGISLATOR COMPENSATION

moneyNCSL provides a legislator compensation chart, including base salary and session per diem rates, for the 2014 legislative session. Data on past sessions is also available.

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2013 MAXIMUM PER DIEM RATES

dollar viseState legislators who live more that 50 miles from the state capitol may choose to claim their district residence as their tax home. This deduction is known as the "legislator tax home deduction." A 50 state table on the maximum per diem rates and the NCSL guidance letter for this deduction is available on our website

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LEGISLATOR DATA

50-state map Ever wondered how many legislators serve in each state and in each chamber? What is the length of the term of each office? Our 2013 chart provides the answers.

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OVERVIEW | LEGISLATOR COMPENSATION

Each year, NCSL compiles data about legislator compensation. Charts on legislator compensation dating back to 2008 are available online.

 

 
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