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Base Pay Just Tip Of Legislative Salary Iceberg

Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Ronald Mariano, pictured at a press availability in 2022, are set to see their compensation jump north of $200,000 in the new session under automatically-triggered adjustments to the legislative pay scale. [Sam Doran/SHNS/File 2022]

The biennial increases in legislator pay always generate a hearty share of public attention and inevitable criticism of the automatic, inflation-adjusted raises required by state law. But it's the supplemental pay on top of that where the bucks really start to flow.

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