FAQs About Outside Employment

Q.  What is the "senior staff" rate of pay for 2019?

A. The senior staff rate for 2019 is $127,914.  For complete information, see House Ethics Manual, p. 214.

Q.  What is the 2019 outside earned income limit applicable to Members and senior staff?

A. $28,440.  For complete information, see House Ethics Manual, p. 228-33.

Q.  What are outside earned income limits for prior years? 

A. For 2018, the outside earned income limit was $28,050 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $126,148 for more than 90 days in 2018.

For 2017, the outside earned income limit was $27,765 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $124,406 for more than 90 days in 2017.

For 2016, the outside earned income limit was $27,495 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $123,175 for more than 90 days in 2016.

For 2015, the outside earned income limit was $27,225 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $121,956 for more than 90 days in 2015.

For 2014, the outside earned income limit was $26,955 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $120,749 for more than 90 days in 2014.

For 2013, the outside earned income limit was $26,955 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $119,553.60 for more than 90 days in 2013.

For 2012, the outside earned income limit was $26,955 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $119,553.60 for more than 90 days in 2012.

For 2011, the outside earned income limit was $26,955 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $119,553.60 for more than 90 days in 2011.

For 2010, the outside earned income limit was $26,550 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $119,533.60 for more than 90 days in 2010.

For 2009, the outside earned income limit was $26,550 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $117,787 for more than 90 days in 2009.

For 2008, the outside earned income limit was $25,830 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $114,468 for more than 90 days in 2008.

For 2007, the outside earned income limit was $25,200 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $111,675 for more than 90 days in 2007.

For 2006, the outside earned income limit was $24,780 for Members; and House officers and employees paid at or above the rate of $109,808 for more than 90 days in 2006.