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Highest Paying Industries for Legislators

The top 7 highest paying industries for legislators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $36,810, state government, including schools and hospitals is the highest paying industry for legislators. It is followed by state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $36,810). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of legislators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 7 Highest Paying Industries for Legislators

See also: Highest paying cities for legislators.