Legislative Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Legislative Assistant is $39,298 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.
Legislative Assistant Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$28,612 - $54,584
(Median)
29K
39K
46K
55K
MEDIAN: $39,297
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Legislative Assistant Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$10.01 - $23.71
(Median)
10
15
20
24
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,612 - $54,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
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).
)
$27,002 - $54,216  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $23.71  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
   
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).
)
$27,002 - $54,216  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 221
Is Legislative Assistant your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.

Common Career Paths for Legislative Assistant

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:

Legislative Assistant Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 13%
National Average
$39,000
Lansing
up arrow 26%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Legislative Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Legislative Assistant Salaries

Policy Analysis
up arrow 13%
Legislative Policy
up arrow 2%
National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -