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How much money do Alaska state senators earn?

Pat Forgey

Alaska state lawmakers earn an average of $80,000 a year, with some pocketing more than $90,000. In addition to salaries of about $50,400 a year, lawmakers also earn more than $200 a day in per diem to cover their Juneau living expenses, plus up to $20,000 a year for office expenses.

Here's the breakdown for each member who was serving in the Alaska State Senate in fiscal 2012. The data comes from the Legislative Affairs Agency, and the legislative districts were current last year, before the state underwent a massive redistricting.

John Coghill (R) Dist. F
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $16,698
Total: $91,537

Bettye Davis (D) Dist. K
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $22,297
Office expenses: $14,945
Total: $87,642

Fred Dyson (R) Dist. I
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $21,345
Office expenses: $0
Total: $71,745

Dennis Egan (D) Dist. B
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $18,329
Office expenses: $12,705
Total: $81,434

Johnny Ellis (D) Dist. L
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $9,440
Total: $84,279

Hollis French (D) Dist. M
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,011
Office expenses: $5,712
Total: $79,123

Cathy Giessel (R) Dist. P
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,487
Office expenses: $0
Total: $73,887

Lyman Hoffman (D) Dist. S
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,725
Office expenses: $20,000
Total: $94,125

Charles Huggins (R) Dist. H
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $22,535
Office expenses: $950
Total: $73,885

Albert Kookesh (D) Dist. C
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $3,204
Total: $78,043

Lesil McGuire (R) Dist. N
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,725
Office expenses: $18,804
Total: $92,929

Linda Menard (R) Dist. G
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,487
Office expenses: $15,000
Total: $88,887

Kevin Meyer (R) Dist. O
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,249
Office expenses: $20,000
Total: $93,649

Donny Olson (D) Dist. T
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,725
Office expenses: $20,000
Total: $94,125

Joe Paskvan (D) Dist. E
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,725
Office expenses: $3,816
Total: $77,941

Bert Stedman (R) Dist. A
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $20,000
Total: $94,839

Gary Stevens (R) Dist. R
Salary: $50,900
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $13,556
Total: $88,895

Joe Thomas (D) Dist. D
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,725
Office expenses: $10,418
Total: $84,543

Tom Wagoner (D) Dist. Q
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,249
Office expenses: $10,000
Total: $83,649

Bill Wielechowski (D) Dist. J
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $0
Total: $74,839