Congressional Staff Leave Their Jobs Because of Low Pay

Congressional Staff Leave Their Jobs Because of Low Pay

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Inadequate pay is the main reason congressional staff flee their jobs, according to a new report.

Forty-five percent of respondents to the third “Life in Congress” study said a desire to earn more money significantly influenced their decision to leave Congress, while 51 percent of staffers cited low pay as the top reason they left their current job or office. Fifty-eight percent of respondents earned an annual salary between $30,000 and $59,000, and the majority of participants worked outside of Washington. Continue reading “Congressional Staff Leave Their Jobs Because of Low Pay”