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Are staff salaries correlated with a Representative’s tenure?

December 7th, 2009 by Daniel Schuman · No Comments

Josh Tauburer has the analysis, drawn from the recently released “House of Representative’s Statement of Disbursements of the House, July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009.”

His answer? Chief of Staff and Legislative Director salaries do not vary based upon a Member of Congress’s tenure in office. However, Staff Assistant, Legislative Assistant, and District Director salaries do vary.

Analyzing Josh’s numbers, it looks like a Staff Assistant can expect a 5% pay increase each year. Legislative Assistants, however, can expect on average only 1.1%, and District Directors can expect only 0.6%.

A list of average staff salaries is available here.

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