Data MLAs earn an average annual income of Rs 24.6 lakh per year, Karnataka legislators top the list, says study Updated : September 18, 2018 06:46 AM IST Chhattisgarh MLAs earn the lowest with their average annual income coming at Rs 5.4 lakh, said a study Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Karnataka is followed by Maharashtra with an average annual income of Rs 43.4 lakhs per MLA. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.