Political Science Salaries in Alabama

While one might assume that a politician earns the same amount of money regardless of where he or she serves a term of office, this statement is false. From state to state, and even within a state, salaries for politicians and for political science careers fluctuate. Poorer areas of a state might pay a lesser wage, while areas with a more expensive cost of living could offer higher annual wages. The following tables examine the salaries not only of politicians in Alabama, but also of political science occupations and careers available with a political science degree in Alabama.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Alabama

Political Science Major Careers AL
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
160
37500
Lawyers
5240
52290
Legislators
1430
16110
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
2860
26950
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
180
52520
Political Scientists/Consultant
190
49030
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
470
55820
Urban and Regional Planners
330
36150

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

Alabama Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $112,895/year
Lieutenant Governor $73,488/year
Secretary of State $79,580/year
Attorney General $168,003/year
Treasurer $79,580/year
State Legislator $10/day in session + $4174/month year round

*Salary data compiled by the Alabama State Legislature and the Sunshine Review

 

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