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Decent pay still makes up for Capitol stress, politics

A common refrain among many of the 2,165 people who work for the California
Legislature is that they could earn more in the private sector. But the
latest salary figures provided to Capitol Weekly paint a different picture:
The average pay of the salaried legislative employee is $56,388, nearly
triple the per-capita income in surrounding Sacramento County, more than
four times the per-capita income in Imperial County and about $14,000 more
than the per-capita average of workers in California’s highest paid county,
Marin.

The most highly paid legislative employee is Gregory Schmidt, at $176,304,
the secretary of the Senate–about $6,200 more than Daniel Eaton, who earns
$170,004 as chief of staff to Assembly Speaker Fabian N


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