Legislative Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Legislative Assistant is $39,206 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 sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Legislative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$28,651 - $54,411
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MEDIAN: $39,205
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Legislative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.03 - $23.61
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,651 - $54,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
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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$27,098 - $54,070  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $23.61  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
   
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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$27,098 - $54,070  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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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Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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National Average
$39,000
Lansing
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Experience Affects Legislative Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Legislative Assistant Salaries

Policy Analysis
up arrow 13%
Legislative Policy
up arrow 4%
National Average
$39,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
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