Members of the Michigan House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] Michigan legislators assume office at noon on the first day of January.


Section 7 of Article 4 of the Michigan Constitution states, "Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature."

Salaries State legislators;  Salary/Per diem

$71,685/year  Salary

$10,800/year  expense allowance

for session and interim; set by the compensation commission.

Mileage is reimbursed for up to one trip to Lansing per week.[6]


$174,000/year salary

The salary for most members of the U.S. House of Representatives is $174,000 per year, according to the Congressional Research Service. This annual wage is the same for members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Salaries are higher for those in leadership roles. This does not factor in the benefits and expense allowance.