Representative Salaries

The Friday file: Legislators in CA are paid best at $90,000/year, with PA second at about $83,000/year. NY is third at $79,000, followed by MI and IL at about $70,000/year. By contrast, NM pays legislators nothing, NH pays them $100/year, AL $1,000/year and MT $3,700/year. With 120 legislators for 38 million people, lawmakers in CA represent on average 315,000 constituents. In NH, each of the 424 lawmakers represents 3,100 constituents.

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