Training Requirements for Legislators

Legislators need a bachelor's degree and less than 5 years experience.

Degrees for Legislators
Percent
Less than High School 1.6
High School 9.1
Some College 15.4
Associates Degree 5.4
Bachelors Degree 39.7
Masters Degree 21.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 7.4

Employment Outlook for Legislators

This represents about 58,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less legislators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.

Typical Income for Legislators

Annual Salaries

On average, legislators make $44,820 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Legislators $17,230 $18,560 $23,470 $67,670 $96,500
Management occupations $47,330 $68,630 $100,790 $147,090 $high
Top executives $42,810 $65,420 $102,320 $162,970 $high
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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