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
    Media Formats:
    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.