Legislative Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Legislative Assistants is high. Men make up a slight majority of Legislative Assistants (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Women Legislative Assistants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Read More
$29,721 - $62,472
$30K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,071
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.87 - $20.03
$15
$17
$20
MEDIAN: $16.75
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,721 - $62,472  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,787  
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).
)
$30,235 - $60,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,787  
   
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).
)
$30,235 - $60,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Legislative Assistant Tasks

  • Perform administrative tasks that perpetuate the legislative process including phone answering, filing, and confirming event attendance.
  • Attend and document meetings on behalf of legislators.
  • Track legislation and conduct research on legislative and policy issues.
  • Draft speeches, letters, and meeting notices and memos.

Common Career Paths for Legislative Assistant


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Legislative Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Government Affairs Director. The average Government Affairs Director brings home $99K per year. It is quite typical for Legislative Assistants to transition into roles as Managers of Government Affairs or Legislative Directors, where reported median earnings are $31K and $25K higher per year.

Legislative Assistant Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Legislative Assistant


Legislative Assistants who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Policy Analysis, Legislative Policy, Scheduling, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Research Analysis. Most people skilled in Legislative Policy are similarly competent in Research Analysis and Scheduling.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Legislative Assistant

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Legislative Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 51%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Legislative Assistant Salaries

Policy Analysis
up arrow 4%


Scheduling
0%

National Average
$40,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 14%
ADVERTISEMENT