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 - $104.86/day (Equivalent to $13.11/hour).
  • PER DIEM RATE (Session) - $171.00/day.
  • TRAVEL RATES (Caucus/Orientation/Interim) -
    NOTE: rates listed are as of 01/01/2023 (certain rates change annually).
    • Meals – $8.25(B)/ $9.25(L)/ $16.00(D)
    • Lodging, Helena - $122.00 (plus applicable taxes)
    • Mileage - $0.67/mile (updated 02/13/24)
    • Private Air Transportation - $1.16/nautical mile
  • PLEASE NOTE - All requests for reimbursement (session mileage, interim committees, constituent services) must be received by 10AM on the Monday following the pay period end date ( see calendar).


Salary Rate History

2023 Session Payments

For more information about salary and compensation, contact Legislative Financial Services at (406) 444-3411.

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