Author:
Kris Seago
Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
Benefits, Legislator, Retirement, Salary, Texas
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
Language:
English
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Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

Compensation

Compensation

Overview

This section discusses the compensation (salary and retirement) for Texas State legislators.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, students will be able to:

  • Understand the salary received by Texas State Legislators
  • Understand the retirement available to Texas State Legislators

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Understand the salary received by Texas State Legislators
  • Understand the retirement available to Texas State Legislators

Salary

Salary

State legislators in Texas make $600 per month, or $7,200 per year, plus a per diem of $190 for every day the Legislature is in session (also including any special sessions). That adds up to $33,800 a year for a regular session (140 days), with the total pay for a two-year term being $41,000.

Retirement

Retirement

Legislators receive a pension after eight years of service, starting at age 60.