As of 2014, members of the Massachusetts legislature earn a base salary of $60,032.60 per year. In addition, members of the legislature earn a per diem that ranges between $10 and $100 per day, depending on the distance an individual member lives from the state capitol building in Boston.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives is comprised of 160 members, each of whom represent districts of roughly 40,000 individuals, as of the 2010 federal census. The House of Representatives convenes for a new session on the first Wednesday of January each year, at which point the previous session ends. As of October 2015, the Democratic Party controls the House with 125 members, while the Republican Party has 34 members and one seat remains vacant.