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Legislative Assistant Salary

$61,283 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$1,937

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for a Legislative Assistant is $61,283 a year and $29 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Legislative Assistant is between $44,389 and $75,312. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Legislative Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Assists legislator in preparation of proposed legislation: conducts research into subject of proposed legislation and develops preliminary draft of bill.
  • Analyzes pending legislation and suggests to legislator action to be taken.
  • Briefs legislator on policy issues.
  • Attends committee meetings and prepares reports of proceedings.
  • Speaks with lobbyists, constituents, and members of press to gather and provide information on behalf of legislator.
  • Analyzes voting records of other legislators and political activity in legislator home district to derive data for legislator consideration.
  • Maintains liaison with government agencies affected by proposed or pending legislation.
  • Assists in campaign activities and drafts speeches for legislator.
Legislative Assistant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Job family population: 1,060,580

Estimated population of Legislative Assistant jobs: 21,912

Rate of error: 0.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$71,044
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Legislative Assistant Job Listings for United States

Admin Assistant - General Assignments / Advertising
Nov 4
Seattle, WA, USA
Evergreen Business Capital
Admin Assistant General Assignment Department: Admin Provides administrative support to company ... Legislative outreach coordination. · Contact Database Coordination and Maintenance (Internal ...
Policy Advisor
Nov 11
Washington D.C., United States
NRI Staffing
Have a Bachelor's degree in political science or related field Have minimum of three years of congressional experience handling legislative responsibilities, preferably as a Legislative Assistant ...
Union Legislative Advocate
Oct 29
Sacramento, CA, USA
National Nurses United
Legislative Advocate - Sacramento CNA/NNOC The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) seeks an experienced Legislative Advocate. CNA/NNOC is leading the ...
Assistant General Counsel
Oct 19
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Western Bankers Association
Legislative & Advocacy--As the largest banking trade association in California, CBA is the voice of ... The Assistant General Counsel will assist WBA by providing superior legal services to the ...
Assistant Restaurant Manager
Nov 4
Clinton, IA, USA
Pizza Ranch
Ensure that all laws and legislative guidelines are being met * Hire, manage, train and motivate ... Assistant Manager experience preferred * Proficient in basic computer skills * High School graduate ...

The average pay for a Legislative Assistant is $61,283 a year and $29 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Legislative Assistant is between $44,389 and $75,312. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Legislative Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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