A Legislative Assistant earns an average salary of $40,882 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
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$30,263 - $63,009
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,882
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$14.95 - $19.78
(Median)
$15
$17
$20
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,263 - $63,009  
   
Bonus
$491.32 - $7,000  
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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$30,754 - $61,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $19.78  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$491.32 - $7,000  
   
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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$30,754 - $61,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 14%


National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Legislative Assistant Salaries

Legislative Policy
up arrow 4%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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