Average Legislative Assistant Salary

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The average salary for a Legislative Assistant is $39,774.
MEDIAN $39,774
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Job Description for Legislative Assistant

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.

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Legislative Assistant
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Manager, Government Affairs
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Popular Skills for Legislative Assistant

Skills in Legislative Policy, Policy Analysis, Research Analysis and Lobbying are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Legislative Assistant

An entry-level Legislative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36,755 based on 26 salaries. An early career Legislative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,047 based on 161 salaries. A mid-career Legislative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,440 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Legislative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,460 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,000.
Employees with Legislative Assistant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Olympia, Washington (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Springfield, Illinois (25.9% less), Lansing, Michigan (21.9% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.5% less).

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