Claim: New Hampshire state legislators receive a salary of $100 per year.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2012]
I read that in the state of New Hampshire, state house representatives have not raised their $100 per year salary since 1889. Is this true? How does it compare to other state representatives salaries?
Origins: If anyone working in the U.S. could make a case for being overdue for a raise, it might be legislators in the state of
(Although $100 per year might seem a pitifully small salary even by 1889 standards, keep in mind that back then the
In terms of straight salary, New Hampshire isn’t the lowest-paying state for legislators. Legislators in the state of New Mexico aren’t paid any salary at all, although they do receive a variable per diem rate (currently about $159) for expenses.
Last updated: 9 October 2012