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Legislative Assistant Salary

The average pay for a Legislative Assistant is $40,052 per year. A skill in Policy Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$29,700 - $60,400
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$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,051
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$9.96 - $23.98
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,700 - $60,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
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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$28,646 - $58,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $23.98  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
   
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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$28,646 - $58,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Legislative Assistant

Legislative assistants are in charge of facilitating and providing support to legislators during the law creation process, as well as performing other administrative duties. They are responsible for completing different writing tasks and analyzing drafts to make sure they meet legislative standards.

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Legislative Assistant Tasks

  • 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
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Legislative Assistant Salaries

Policy Analysis
up arrow 10%

Legislative Policy
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%
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