U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Occupational Employment and Wages. 11-1031 Legislators. Develop, introduce, or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, state, or federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
National Conference of State Legislatures
- Full- and Part-Time Legislatures
- Legislators’ Occupations in all States, 1976, 1986, 1993,1995, 2007
- Legislators by Generation
- Legislative Compensation Overview
- 2021 Legislator Compensation
- 2020 Legislator Compensation
- 2019 Legislator Compensation
- 2018 Legislator Compensation
- 2017 Legislator Compensation
- 2016 Legislator Compensation
Council of State Governments
- Book of the States. Annual. 1982 to present available as free pdfs. For all 50 states, has sections about legislative compensation on: method of setting, living expense allowances during sessions, other payments and benefits, additional compensation for Senate and House/Assembly leaders, and retirement benefits.
- Cooper, Christopher A. 2021. State legislators make big decisions. So why do they get tiny paychecks? Washington Post, September 8.
- Cooper, Christopher A. 2021. “Innumeracy and State Legislative Salaries.” Public Opinion Quarterly 85 (1): 147–160.
- Cullen, Morgan. 2011. “Pay Problem.” State Legislatures 37 (January): 26–29.
- Cullen, Morgan. 2014. “The Politics of Pay.” State Legislatures 40 (July/August): 33–35.
- Greenblatt, Alan. 2017. “Low Pay and Time Away Drive Some Lawmakers to Call It Quits.” Governing (January 25).
- Kurtz, Karl. “Demographics: Who We Elect.” State Legislatures 41 (December): 20–25.
- Mahony, John. 2017. “The Politically Perilous Pay Problem.” State Legislatures 43 (October/November): 18–21.