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February 28, 2015

Money Concerns Plague Congressional Aides

Government Executive highlights a new report from the Congressional Management Foundation finding that “Inadequate pay is the main reason congressional staff flee their jobs.”

“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.”

“Even so, compensation was not a major factor in a staffer’s decision to stay in the legislative branch, or in overall job satisfaction. In fact, despite complaints about pay, grueling hours, poor management and lack of professional development in individual offices, 80 percent of congressional staff surveyed were happy with their current jobs.”

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