In a study by Amelia Thomson-Deveaux of FiveThirtyEight, one can view the pay of PA legislators and how they compare to other states.
Each legislator made $99,791 in salary and per diems in 2014. This ranks second throughout the United States, trailing only California’s $121,535.
California is the most populous state in the nation while Pennsylvania is sixth.
FiveThirtyEight also compared the legislators’ pay to the median household income in their state. When comparing the $99,791 salary to the $53,234 2014 PA median income, legislators ultimately make 187.5% of the commonwealth’s average household income.
Once again, this is second only to California’s rate of 196.2%.
Finally, completing the streak of second-place statehouse finishes, Pennsylvania has the second-largest legislature in the country behind only New Hampshire.