California Legislative Staff Tenure

Using the Staff Salaries spreadsheet on the California State Assembly’s Salaries and Expenditures page, I was able to find some interesting statistics about staff tenure and pay in that house. Some of it was pretty surprising. Two of the more interesting data points;

  • 58% of Assembly staff have worked there for 3 years or less.
  • Almost 1/3 of Assembly staff have worked there for less than a year.

An important note; this data reflects the current tenure of legislative staff (as of August 2015). Because prior service with the Senate and prior (but non-consecutive) employment with the Assembly would not be reflected in this data, these numbers probably depict the staff as a little less experienced than they actually are.