Information About Legislators

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Training

Legislators need bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience.

Degrees for Legislators
Training for Legislators
Percent
Less than High School 1.8
High School 11.9
Some College 16.9
Associates Degree 5.7
Bachelors Degree 38.6
Masters Degree 19.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 6.2

Employment

Represents about 67,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more legislators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 19,000 more.


Annual Salaries

On average, legislators make $38,860 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Legislators $16,280 $17,660 $19,630 $56,200 $85,920
Management $45,720 $65,100 $92,880 $133,610 $high
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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