New Jersey FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the salary of a member of the New Jersey State Legislature?
By Anthony Olszewski
Members of the State Senate and Assembly both receive $35,000 per year.
In addition, their compensation includes:
- $100,000 for aide's salaries
The Senate President and the Speaker of the General Assembly receive an amount equaling one-third of their salary in addition to the base $100,000 for staff.
The disbursement of the allowance -- the number of aides hired and the specific amount of a particular aide's pay -- is up to the judgement of each individual Legislator.
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- New Jersey State employee health insurance and other benefits.
(The option to contribute to a pension plan)
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