Political Science Salaries in Alaska

Alaska's cost of living is not as high as many people think. It is actually lower than the cost of living in some "mainland" cities including Manhattan and San Francisco. This fact helps to explain the great diversity in salaries both for politicians and those holding political science positions in Alaska. Cities tend to pay more favorable wages than poorer, rural areas, in general. Check the tables below for the most current salary data for politicians in Alaska as well as for careers in political science in Alaska.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Alaska

Political Science Major Careers AK
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
1050
75190
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
600
42560
Political Scientists/Consultant
150
42840
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
170
65250
Urban and Regional Planners
170
55420

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

Alaska Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $125,000
Lieutenant Governor $100,000
Chief Justice $185,000
Attorney General $135,000
Treasurer $123,456
State Legislator $50,400/year + $234/day served

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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