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2023 Legislator Compensation

Legislator compensation varies across legislatures. The lowest annual state legislator salary in 2023 was $100 and the highest annual state legislator salary in 2023 was $142,000. In 2023, the average annual base salary for a state legislator was $43,494. This represents a 6% increase in average annual legislator base salary since 2022.
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Coping with Term Limits

The effects of term limits and legislatures’ efforts to respond are collected and summarized in this guide to provide term limited legislatures with a comprehensive set of suggestions for dealing with the effects of term limits.