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[IWS] CRS: STAFF PAY LEVELS FOR SELECTED POSITIONS IN SENATORS' OFFICES, FY2009-FY2013 [3 November 2014]

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Congressional Research Service (CRS)

 

Staff Pay Levels for Selected Positions in Senators’ Offices, FY2009-FY2013

R. Eric Petersen, Specialist in American National Government

Lara E. Chausow, Research Assistant

Amber Hope Wilhelm, Visual Information Specialist

November 3, 2014

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43774.pdf

[full-text, 24 pages]

 

Summary

This report provides pay data for 16 staff position titles that are typically deployed in Senators’

offices. The positions include the following: Administrative Director; Casework Supervisor;

Caseworker; Chief of Staff; Communications Director; Counsel; Executive Assistant; Field

Representative; Legislative Assistant; Legislative Correspondent; Legislative Director; Press

Secretary; Scheduler; “Specials Director,” a combined category that includes the job titles

Director of Projects, Director of Special Projects, Director of Federal Projects, Director of Grants,

Projects Director, or Grants Director; Staff Assistant; and State Director. Senators’ staff pay data

for the years FY2009-FY2013 were derived from a random sampling of Senators’ offices in

which at least one staff member worked in a position in each year.

 

Data tables provide tabular pay data for each staff position. A graphic for each position is also

included. The graphics display representations of pay from three perspectives, including the

following:

 

• change in pay, FY2009-FY2013, in nominal (current) and constant, 2014 dollars;

• a comparison of the cumulative percentage change for that position to changes in

pay, in constant dollars, for Members of Congress and federal civilian workers

paid under the General Schedule in Washington, DC, and surrounding areas in

northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania (DC), and Rest of

the U.S. (RUS) from FY2009-FY2013; and

• distributions of FY2013 pay in 2014 dollars, in $10,000 increments.

 

Between FY2009 and FY2013, the median change in pay, in constant, 2014 dollars for all 16 staff

positions working in Senators’ offices declined. The smallest, -0.13%, was found among

administrative directors. Schedulers were affected by the greatest change, -20.56%. This may be

compared to changes over approximately the same period (calendar years 2009-2013) to

Members of Congress, -7.91%; General Schedule, DC, -5.67%; and General Schedule, RUS,-

6.28%.

 

Pay data for staff working in House Member offices are available in CRS Report R43775, Staff

Pay Levels for Selected Positions in House Member Offices, 2009-2013, by R. Eric Petersen, Lara

E. Chausow, and Amber Hope Wilhelm.

 

Contents

Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 1

Data Concerns .................................................................................................................................. 3

Data Tables and Visualizations ........................................................................................................ 3

Tables

Table 1. Administrative Director...................................................................................................... 5

Table 2. Casework Supervisor ......................................................................................................... 6

Table 3. Caseworker ........................................................................................................................ 7

Table 4. Chief of Staff ...................................................................................................................... 8

Table 5. Communications Director .................................................................................................. 9

Table 6. Counsel ............................................................................................................................ 10

Table 7. Executive Assistant .......................................................................................................... 11

Table 8. Field Representative ......................................................................................................... 12

Table 9. Legislative Assistant ........................................................................................................ 13

Table 10. Legislative Correspondent ............................................................................................. 14

Table 11. Legislative Director ........................................................................................................ 15

Table 12. Press Secretary ............................................................................................................... 16

Table 13. Scheduler ........................................................................................................................ 17

Table 14. Specials Director ............................................................................................................ 18

Table 15. Staff Assistant ................................................................................................................ 19

Table 16. State Director ................................................................................................................. 20

 

Contacts

Author Contact Information........................................................................................................... 21

Acknowledgments ......................................................................................................................... 21

 

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