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Assembly Staff Statistics (February 2017)

The California Legislature is not just a group of legislators. In fact, the 80 Assemblymembers make up just a little over 6% of the nearly 1,300 employed by the State Assembly. It’s with that in mind that, from time to time, we take a look at the Assembly Staff Salaries to evaluate the status of employment in the legislature.

Some statistics:

  • As of February 2017, there were 1,193 Assembly employees listed in the Salaries spreadsheet.
  • As of February 2017, 54% of Assembly staff have worked there for 3 years or less. This is about 4% lower than in late 2015.
  • 29% of Assembly staff have worked there for less than a year.
  • The midpoint in Assembly tenure (currently 2 years, 5 months) is currently held by Janelle K. Wetzstein, a Field Representative for Assemblyman Levine who started with the Assembly on September 22, 2014.
  • The median income for Assembly staffers is $55,080 (which is almost exactly the bottom of range salary for AGPAs in state civil service).

 

NOTE: It’s important to note that these statistics include only current consecutive service. Service by staffers who transferred from the State Senate or who previously worked for the Assembly but had a break in service is not reflected in this data. I wish it were.