The average salary for a Legislative Assistant is $38,340 per year. A skill in Policy Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Legislative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,087 - $53,496
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MEDIAN: $38,339
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Legislative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.03 - $21.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,087 - $53,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
Total Pay (?
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$26,061 - $53,929  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $21.14  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $26.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,038  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,061 - $53,929  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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Job Description for Legislative Assistant
  • Track legislation and conduct research on legislative and policy issues.
  • Draft speeches, letters, and meeting notices and memos.
  • Perform administrative tasks that perpetuate the legislative process including phone answering, filing, and confirming event attendance.
  • Attend and document meetings on behalf of legislators.
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Experience Affects Legislative Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Legislative Assistant Salaries

Policy Analysis
up arrow 14%
Legislative Policy
up arrow 4%
National Average
$38,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 68 votes.
Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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