Full-Time, Hybrid, Part-Time Legislatures
Average job time, compensation and staff size for state legislatures.
The structure of legislatures reflects historic values about how the respective states are best governed. Part-time chambers are home to citizen legislators who – by design – do not quit their day jobs and stay connected to the communities they serve. In hybrid legislatures, the workload expands in doing the public’s business but outside work is still the norm. In full-time legislatures, members are expected to dedicate the lion’s share of their time and attention to state business. Pay and staffing levels are commensurate with the span of duties.