Political Science Salaries in New Mexico

Some New Mexicans are upset with salaries that government appointees receive, let alone with the pay rates of their elected politicians. As stated by the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, the governor's chef, who is considered to be a political appointee, makes $91,281 annually. The manager of the governor's home earns $79,640 yearly. The earnings of other New Mexico politicians can be seen below, as can yearly wages of certain popular political science activities in the state.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in New Mexico

Political Science Major Careers NM
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
2830
48700
Legislators
470
16570
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1580
26500
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
70
57770
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
160
43560
Urban and Regional Planners
380
36100

*Salary and employment data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015

New Mexico Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $110,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $85,000/year
Secretary of State $85,000/year
Attorney General $95,000/year
Treasurer $85,000/year
State Legislator No annual salary - $159/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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