Although multi-millionaire Bruce Rauner will not be accepting a salary in his new post as the state’s new governor, other Illinois lawmakers are compensated relatively well compared to their counterparts in other states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Based on the data, Illinois state legislators had the fifth-highest paycheck among state legislators nationwide in 2014. Scroll through the chart below to see how the state compared in annual base salary and in per-diem rates:
Note: Figures shown are for states where annual salary figures were comparable; states that pay out a daily rate while in session were excluded. (In many cases, per diem rates shown are for the highest end of a range a state pays to legislators depending on their specific travel costs.)
Source: Chicago SunTimes