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How much money do Alaska State House members earn?

Pat Forgey

Alaska state lawmakers earn an average of $80,000 a year, with some pocketing more than $90,000. In addition to salaries of about $50,400 a year, lawmakers also earn more than $200 a day in per diem to cover their Juneau living expenses, plus up to $20,000 a year for office expenses.

Here's the breakdown for each member who was serving in the Alaska State House in fiscal 2012. The data comes from the Legislative Affairs Agency, and the legislative districts were current last year, before the state underwent a massive redistricting.

Alan Austerman (R) Dist. 36
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $11,812
Total: $86,651

Mike Chenault (R) Dist. 34
Salary: $50,900
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $16,000
Total: $91,339

Sharon Cissna (D) Dist. 22
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $5,904
Total: $80,743

Mia Costello (R) Dist. 27
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,011
Office expenses: $6,500
Total: $79,911

Alan Dick (R) Dist. 6
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $11,131
Total: $85,970

Mike Doogan (D) Dist. 25
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $0
Total: $74,839

Bryce Edgmon (D) Dist. 37
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $13,677
Total: $88,516

Anna Fairclough (R) Dist. 17
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,201
Office expenses: $4,889
Total: $79,490

Eric Feige (R) Dist. 12
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,963
Office expenses: $1,250
Total: $75,613

Neal Foster (D) Dist. 39
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $15,500
Total: $90,339

Les Gara (D) Dist. 23
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $22,059
Office expenses: $0
Total: $72,459

Berta Gardner (D) Dist. 24
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,725
Office expenses: $0
Total: $74,125

Carl Gatto (R) Dist. 13
Salary: $16,170
Per Diem: $20,155
Office expenses: $15,825
Total: $52,150

Max Gruenberg (D) Dist. 20
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem:$24,439
Office expenses: $12,586
Total: $87,425

David Guttenberg (D) Dist. 8
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $21,345
Office expenses: $10,613
Total: $82,358

Michael Hawker (R) Dist. 32
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $12,098
Total: $86,937

Bob Herron (D) Dist. 38
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $14,000
Total: $88,839

Lindsey Holmes (D) Dist. 26
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $4,604
Total: $79,443

Shelly Hughes (R) Dist. 13
Salary: $29,973
Per Diem: $0
Office expenses: $0
Total: $29,973

Kyle Johansen (R) Dist. 1
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,201
Office expenses: $9,781
Total: $84,382

Craig Johnson (R) Dist. 28
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $8,601
Total: $83,440

Reggie Joule (D) Dist. 40
Salary: $41,045
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $12,341
Total: $77,825

Scott Kawasaki (D) Dist. 9
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $0
Total: $74,839

Wes Keller (R) Dist. 14
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $8,421
Total: $83,260

Beth Kerttula (D) Dist. 3
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $18,329
Office expenses: $8,507
Total: $77,236

Bob Lynn (R) Dist. 31
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,963
Office expenses: $14,055
Total: $88,418

Bob Miller (D) Dist. 7
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $10,517
Total: $85,356

Charisse Millett (R) Dist. 30
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $6,853
Total: $81,692

Cathy Muñoz (R) Dist. 4
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $18,329
Office expenses: $1,339
Total: $70,068

Mark Neuman (R) Dist. 15
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $14,876
Total: $89,715
Kurt Olson (R) Dist. 33
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $16,000
Total: $90,839

Pete Petersen (D) Dist. 19
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $1,738
Total: $76,577

Lance Pruitt (R) Dist. 21
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,487
Office expenses: $106
Total: $73,993

Dan Saddler (R) Dist. 18
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $23,725
Office expenses: $2,714
Total: $76,839

Paul Seaton (R) Dist. 35
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $15,168
Total: $90,007

Bill Stoltze (R) Dist. 16
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $1,594
Total: $76,433

Bill Thomas (R) Dist. 5
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $16,000
Total: $90,839

Steve Thompson (R) Dist. 10
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,201
Office expenses: $5,658
Total: $80,259

Chris Tuck (D) Dist. 29
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $231
Total: $75,070

Peggy Wilson (R) Dist. 2
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $15,558
Total: $90,397

Tammie Wilson (R) Dist. 11
Salary: $50,400
Per Diem: $24,439
Office expenses: $10,371
Total: $85,210