Montana State Legislature


Montana Legislator Compensation

How legislators are compensated, or paid, for their work as public officials is outlined in Title 5, Part 2 of the 2021 Montana Code Annotated.

  • SALARY RATE- $100.46/day (Equivalent to $12.56/hour). Effective January 2, 2023, salary will be: $104.86/day (Equivalent to $13.11/hour).
  • PER DIEM RATE (Session)- $126.12/day. New rate (TBD) effective December 15, 2022.
  • TRAVEL RATES (Caucus/Orientation/Interim) - Note: Rates listed are as of 11/13/2022. (Certain rates change annually)
    • Meals – $7.50(B)/ $8.50(L)/ $14.50(D)
    • Lodging, Helena - $107.00 (plus applicable taxes)
    • Mileage - $0.625/mile (updated 7/1/2022)
    • Air Transportation - $1.16/nautical mile

For more information about salary and compensation, contact Legislative Financial Services at (406) 444-4380.

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