D.C. Council Members Bring in Second-Highest Salaries among Big Cities

February 3, 2011  |  

(Washington Examiner) — D.C. Council members rake in the second-highest salaries among lawmakers in the nation’s largest cities — despite working part time — and spend the most per resident, according to a new report released by the Pew Charitable Trust.  When including the chairman’s salary, the average District council member makes $130,538 on average, trailing only Los Angeles legislators who earn $178,789. And the council members’ salaries far exceed those in other major cities such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York, the study shows.

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