State Legislature Information

Alabama:

  • Base salary: $44,765 per year; no set per diem; travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 35 senators with 4 year terms, 105 house members with 4 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 14.3% Overall; Senate - 4/35 (11.42%); House - 16/105 (15.23%), 

Alaska: 

  • Base salary: $50,400 per year; $213 - $247 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 20 senators with 4 year terms, 40 house members with 2 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 30.0% Overall; Senate - 6/20 (30.0%); House - 12/40 (30.0%)

Arizona: 

  • Base salary: $24,000 per year; $35 per diem (prorated for distance)
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 30 senators with 2 year terms, 60 house members with 2 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 38.9% Overall; Senate - 14/30 (46.67%); House - 21/60 (35.0%)

Arkansas: 

  • Base salary: $39,400 per year; $153 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 35 senators with 4 year terms, 100 house members with 2 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 18.5% Overall; Senate - 7/35 (20.0%); House - 18/100 (18.0%)

California:

  • Base salary: $104,118 per year, $183 per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 40 senators with 4 year terms, 80 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 21.7% Overall; Senate - 9/40 (22.5%); House - 17/80 (21.25%)

Colorado:

  • Base salary: $30,000 per year; $45 per diem (prorated for distance)
  • Commitment: Hybrid 
  • Members: 35 senators with 4 year terms, 65 house members with 2 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 39.0% Overall; Senate - 11/35 (31.42%); House - 28/65 (43.08%)

Connecticut:

  • Base salary: $28,000 per year (prorated for position); no set per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid 
  • Members: 36 senators with 4 year terms, 151 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 27.3% Overall; Senate - 9/36 (25.0%); House - 42/151 (27.81%)

Delaware:

  • Base salary: $45,291 per year; no set per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid 
  • Members: 21 senators with 4 year terms, 41 house members with 2 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 10.4% Overall; Senate -3/21 (14.29%), House - 9/41 (21.95%)

Florida:

  • Base salary: $29,697 per year; $152 per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time 
  • Members: 40 senators with 4 year terms, 120 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 25.0% Overall; Senate - 12/40 (30.0%); House - 28/120 (23.33%)

Georgia:

  • Base salary: $17,342 per year; $173 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 56 senators with 2 year terms, 180 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 25.8% Overall; Senate - 10/56 (17.86%); House - 51/180 (28.33%)

Hawaii:

  • Base salary: $61,380 per year (prorated for position); no set per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 25 senators with 4 year terms, 51 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 27.6% Overall; Senate - 7/25 (28.0%); House - 14/51 (27.45%)

Idaho:

  • Base salary: $17,017 per year; $129 per day (prorated for position, distance); Travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Part-time 
  • Members: 35 senators with 2 year terms, 70 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 30.5% Overall; Senate - 9/35 (25.71%); House - 23/70 (32.86%)

Illinois:

  • Base salary: $67,836 per year; $111 per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 59 senators with 4 year terms, 118 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 36.2% Overall; Senate - 18/59 (30.51%); House - 46/100 (46.0%)

Indiana:

  • Base salary: $25,435.98 per year; $161 per diem (prorated for season)
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 50 senators with 4 year terms, 100 house members with 2 year terms  
  • Women's Representation: 19/3% Overall; Senate - 7/50 (14%); House - 22/100 (22%)

Iowa:

  • Base salary: $25,000 per year; $124.50 per day (prorated for distance)
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 50 senators with 4 year terms, 100 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 22.0% Overall; Senate - 6/50 (12.0%); House - 27/100 (27.0%)

Kansas: 

  • Base salary: $88.66 per day (max of $5,762.90); $142 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 40 senators with 4 year terms, 125 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 28.5% Overall; Senate - 15/40 (37.5%); House - 32/125 (25.6%)

Kentucky: 

  • Base salary: $188.66 per day (max of $5,659.80 - $11,319.6); $154 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid 
  • Members: 38 senators with 4 year terms, 100 house members with 2 years terms 
  • Women's Representation: 16.7% Overall; Senate - 4/38 (10.53%); House - 19/100 (19.0%)

Louisiana: 

  • Base salary: $16,800 per year; $156 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 39 senators with 4 year terms, 105 house members with 4 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 15.3% Overall; Senate - 5/39 (12.82%); House - 17/105 (16.19%)

Maine: 

  • Base salary: $14,271 per year (1st session), $10,158 per year (2nd session) (prorated for position); $70 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time 
  • Members: 35 senators with 2 year terms, 151 house members with 2 year terms  
  • Women's Representation: 24.4% Overall; Senate - 10/35 (28.57%); House - 54/151 (35.76%)

Maryland: 

  • Base salary: $47,769 per year (prorated for position); $148 per diem; travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 47 senators with 4 year terms, 141 house members with 4 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 31.4% Overall; Senate - 11/47 (23.4%); House - 48/141 (34.04%)

Massachusetts: 

  • Base salary: $62,547.97 per year, no set per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 40 senators with 2 year terms, 160 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 26.0% Overall; Senate - 12/40 (30.0%); House - 40/160 (25.0%)

Michigan:

  • Base salary: $71,685 per year; $10,800 per year expense allowance; no set per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 38 senators with 4 year terms, 110 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 23.0% Overall; Senate - 4/38 (10.52%); House - 30/110 (27.27%)

Minnesota:

  • Base salary: $31,140.90 per year, $66 - $86 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 67 senators with 4 year terms, 134 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 31.8% Overall; Senate - 16/67 (23.88%); House - 48/134 (35.83%)

Mississippi: 

  • Base salary: $10,000 per year; $142 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 52 senators with 4 year terms, 122 house members with 4 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 13.8% Overall; Senate - 9/53 (16.98%), House - 15/122 (12.3%)

Missouri:

  • Base salary: $35,915 per year; $113.30 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 34 senators with 4 year terms, 163 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 22.3% Overall; Senate - 6/34 (17.64%); House - 38/163 (23.31%)

Montana:

  • Base salary: $90.64 per day (max of $8,157.60); $114.39 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 50 senators with 4 year terms, 100 house members with 2 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 28.7% Overall; Senate - 14/50 (28.0%); House - 29/100 (29.0%)

Nebraska:

  • Base salary: $12,000 per year; $142 (prorated for distance); travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 49 senators with 4 year terms, no house of representatives
  • Women's Representation: 26.5% Overall; Senate - 13/49 (26.53%) House - N/A 

Nevada:

  • Base Salary: $150.71 per day (max of $9,042) (prorated for position); $142 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 21 senators with 4 year terms, 42 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 39.7% Overall; Senate - 8/21 (36.36%); House - 17/42 (40.48%)

New Hampshire:

  • Base salary: $200 per 2 year term (prorated for position); no set per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 24 senators with 2 year terms, 400 house members with 2 years 
  • Women's Representation: 28.5% Overall; Senate - 7/24(29.16%); House - 114/400 (28.5%)

New Jersey:

  • Base salary: $49,000 per year (prorated for position); no set per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 40 senators with 2 year terms, 80 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 30.0% Overall; Senate - 14/40 (35%); House - 25/80 (31.25%)

New Mexico:

  • Base salary: None; $164 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 42 senators with 4 year terms, 70 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 30.4% Overall; Senate - 7/42 (16.67%); House - 27/70 (38.57%)

New York:

  • Base salary: $79,500 per year; $175 per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 63 senators with 2 year terms, 150 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 27.3% Overall; Senators 14/63 (22.22%); House - 44/150 (29.33%)

North Carolina:

  • Base salary: $13,951 per year (prorated for position); $559 per month allowance (prorated for position); $104 per diem; travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 50 senators with 2 year terms, 120 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 24.1% Overall; Senate - 13/50 (26.0%); House - 28/120 (23.33%)

North Dakota:

  • Base salary: $177 per day (max of $14,160); $1,682 per month reimbursement; no per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 47 senators with 4 year terms, 94  house members with 4 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 18.4% Overall; Senate - 9/47 (19.14%); House - 17/94 (18.08%)

Ohio:

  • Base salary: $60,584 per year; no set per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 33 senators with 4 year terms, 99 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 24.2% Overall; Senate - 7/33 (21.21%); House - 25/99 (25.25%)

Oklahoma:

  • Base salary: $38,400 per year; $156 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 48 senators with 4 year terms, 101 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 12.8% Overall; Senate - 6/48 (12.5%); House - 13/101 (12.87%)

Oregon:

  • Base salary: $24,216 per year; $142 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 30 senators with 4 year terms, 60 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 33.3% Overall; Senate - 8/30 (26.67%); House - 22/60 (36.67%)

Pennsylvania:

  • Base salary: $86,478.50 per year; $179 per diem
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 50 senators with 4 year terms, 203 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 18.2% Overall; Senate - 7/50 (14%); House - 39/120 (32.5%)

Rhode Island:

  • Base Salary: $15,414 per year (adjusted annually); no set per diem; travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 38 senators with 2 year terms, 75 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 30.1% Overall; Senate - 11/38 (28.94%); House - 23/75 (30.66%)

South Carolina:

  • Base salary: $10,400 per year; $230.53 per diem; travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 46 senators with 4 year terms, 124 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 13.5% Overall; Senate - 4/46 (8.7%); House - 19/124 (25.32%)

South Dakota: 

  • Base salary: $6,000 per session; $142 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 35 senators with 2 year terms, 70 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 20.0% Overall; Senate - 5/35 (14.29%); House - 16/70 (22.86%)

Tennessee:

  • Base salary: $22,667 per year; $220 per diem (prorated for distance)
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 33 senators with 4 year terms, 99 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 16.7% Overall; Senate - 6/33 (18.18%); House - 16/99 (16.16%)

Texas:

  • Base salary: $7,200 per year; $190 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 31 senators with 4 year terms, 150 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 20.4% Overall; Senate - 8/31 (25.81%); House - 29/150 (19.33%)

Utah:

  • Base salary: $273 per day (max of $9,009); $41 per diem; travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 29 senators with 4 year terms, 75 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 19.2% Overall; Senate - 6/29 (20.68%); House - 14/75 (18.66%)

Vermont: 

  • Base salary: $707.36 per week; $74 - 115 per day for travel; no set per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 30 senators with 2 year terms, 150 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 39.4% Overall; Senate - 10/30 (33.33%); House - 61/75 (34.86%)

Virginia:

  • Base salary: $18,000 per year (Senate), $17,640 per year (House); $196 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Members: 40 senators with 4 year terms, 100 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 19.3% Overall; Senate - 10/40 (25.0%); House - 17/100 (17.0%)

Washington:

  • Base salary: $47,776 per year (prorated for position); $120 per diem
  • Commitment: Hybrid
  • Women's Representation: 36.1% Overall; Senate - 17/49 (34.69%); House - 36/98 (36.73%)

West Virginia:

  • Base salary: $20,000 per year; $131 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 34 senators with 4 year terms, 100 house members with 2 year terms
  • Women's Representation: 13.4% Overall; Senate - 3/34 (8.82%); House - 15/100(15%)

Wisconsin:

  • Base salary: $50,950 per year; $156.50 per diem (prorated for distance); $78.50 - $157 Travel reimbursement
  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Members: 33 senators with 4 year terms, 99 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 23.5% Overall; Senate - 9/33 (27.27%); House - 22/99 (22.22%)

Wyoming:

  • Base salary: $150 per day during session (max. of $3,000 - $6,000); $109 per diem
  • Commitment: Part-time
  • Members: 30 senators with 4 year terms, 60 house members with 2 year terms 
  • Women's Representation: 11.1% Overall; Senate - 3/30 (10%); House - 7/60 (11.66%)

 

All states meet annually except for Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas, which meet biennially. 

 

Sources:

https://ballotpedia.org/Comparison_of_state_legislative_salaries
http://www.ncsl.org research/about-state-legislatures/2017-legislator-compensation-information.aspx
http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/annual-versus-biennial-legislative-sessions.aspx
http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/legislative-session-length.aspx
http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/number-of-legislators-and-length-of-terms.aspx

 

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