What does a Legislative Analyst do?

Legislative assistants provide various support services to lawmakers. They assist legislators in the lawmaking process, which often consists of a mix of research, communications, public relations, and administrative staff tasks. They conduct legal research and constituent surveys to gather important information to help craft legislation. Legislative assistants may prepare reports and briefings that keep legislators up-to-date on important issues to their constituents and pertinent matters with the potential to impact policy-making.

Legislative assistants track the progress of a bill by monitoring committee hearings and co-sponsorship developments. They meet with constituents to know their concerns and respond to inquiries and serve as liaisons between legislators and government agency personnel, state officials, community organizers, and other interest groups. They supervise interns and volunteers and organize the legislator’s schedule and travel arrangements. They work with other legislative staff to set up town hall meetings and district events. Legislative assistants need a minimum bachelor's degree in political science, communications, public administration, or another related field.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

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Legislative Analyst Career Path

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Legislative Analyst Insights

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Nassau County LegislatureNassau County Legislature
Legislative Assistant
5 Apr 2023

“It can be a great networking opportunity each day/ each event if you're good at that.”

New Jersey LegislatureNew Jersey Legislature
Legislative Aide
20 Mar 2023

“My pay is fairly low but I didn’t negotiate because I really needed a job lol.”

State of New JerseyState of New Jersey
Legislative Aide
7 Sept 2021

“It’s a great start for a career but there is no “moving up” when working for legislative services unless you decide to become a legislator.”

United States CongressUnited States Congress
Legislative Correspondent
21 Aug 2021

“Inconsistent and terrible benefits.”

U.S. SenateU.S. Senate
Legislative Assistant
14 Nov 2022

“Political gridlock was pretty terrible.”

Virginia SenateVirginia Senate
Legislative Aide
14 Mar 2023

“Experience and even pay depend upon your boss.”

State of OregonState of Oregon
Legislative Aide
3 Aug 2021

“It is nice to work in the capitol”

Holland & KnightHolland & Knight
Legislative Assistant
20 Jul 2023

“Great people to work with”

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The most similar professions to Legislative Analyst are:
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  • Law Clerk
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  • Legal Assistant

The most common qualifications to become a Legislative Analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 2 - 4 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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