Data Center: Legislators will make more money than 85 percent of California workers

preese@sacbee.comJune 19, 2013 


Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, talks Friday with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. A budget bill would make it optional for local governments to comply with the Public Records Act.


Legislators will make at least twice as much as most California workers following the roughly $5,000 pay bump approved by the California Citizens Compensation Commission Wednesday, census figures show.

The median pay for full-time California workers was roughly $47,000 in 2011. Legislators will soon make $95,291 a year.

After getting their raises, California legislators will make more money than about 85 percent of full-time, year-round workers in California, the latest U.S. Census Bureau data show. They'll make more than about two-thirds of the state's full-time workers holding a bachelor's degree. (Those figures include only salary, not per diem.)

This chart compares legislative salaries to other common occupations in California.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; California Employment Development Department

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