New Report: 1 in 8 congressional staffers in D.C. aren’t paid a living wage
A new report from Issue One analyzing LegiStorm data highlights “why Congress should invest in greater compensation for its junior staff.” Among the key findings:
- 1 in 8 congressional staffers in D.C. aren’t paid a living wage
- Staff assistants are consistently paid less than a living wage
- Insufficient pay is hurting Congress’ ability to represent all Americans
- Better pay can help curb the congressional brain drain
- The number of staffers making below $40,000 (in 2020 dollars) has declined significantly over the last decade, from around 21% of staff in 2011 to just 11% in 2020.
Read the full report “Fair Pay” here.