Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Committee Staff, Courtesy of R Street Institute’s Casey Burgat

There are basically two classes of congressional aides — those who work for individual senators and representatives make up one while those known as committee staff are the other.

Casey Burgat is a senior fellow of the R Street Institute, which does a bang-up job of tracking Hill staffing trends. He recently completed a comprehensive look at where things stand on committee staffing that should be of interest to anybody hoping now or in the future to occupy such a position. What did Casey find?

Well, just to give you a sample, he found the average male annual salary on Hill committees is $111,000, while the average female receives $101,000. That there is a gender wage gap in Congress is no surprise. What is perhaps unexpected here, however, is the narrowness of the gap.

Casey appeared on C-Span earlier this week to discuss his study. It’s longer than the typical video I post on HillFaith, but it focuses on a set of issues that I believe get too little attention these days.

Definitely worth getting yourself a cup of coffee and sitting down to watch and listen here. You might also check out this interview with freshman Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.) in today’s Heard on the Hill column in Roll Call. Once upon a time, Horn was a congressional press secretary.

Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland.