Political Science Salaries in California

Politicians' salaries in California and earnings for some political science careers in California are among the highest in the nation. Politicians at all levels in state government earn lucrative wages, as do those engaged in political science careers, no matter the percentile into which their jobs fall. Below you will find the salaries for some of the most common political science careers in California, as well as salaries for the state's leading politicians.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in California

Political Science Major Careers CA
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
530
21120
Lawyers
72790
72100
Legislators
3220
33780
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
29180
31770
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
1230
49970
Political Scientists/consultant
390
39590
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
6660
63060
Urban and Regional Planners
7020
54050

 

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

California Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $173,987/year
Lieutenant Governor $130,490/year
Secretary of State $130,490/year
Attorney General $151,127/year
Treasurer $139,189/year
State Legislator $95,291/year + $173/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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