Political Science Salaries in Colorado

State government workers in Colorado make higher wages than those holding the same jobs in other industries. Politicians in Colorado receive fair compensation as well, although in some cases, not as much as politicians in other states earn. The tables below show that political science occupations in Colorado can be quite lucrative, depending upon the wage percentile into which one is categorized. Earning a Colorado degree in political science is a smart choice for those who wish to ensure a comfortable future.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Colorado

Political Science Major Careers CO
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
80
23680
Lawyers
11620
55860
Legislators
690
17890
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
6030
33010
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
300
32810
Political Scientists/Consultant
70
37740
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
880
70900
Urban and Regional Planners
830
51370

!=This wage is equal to or greater than $166,400/year
*Salary and employment data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015

Colorado Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $90,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $68,500/year
Commissioner of Education $71,500/year
Secretary of State $68,500/year
Attorney General $80,000/year
Treasurer $68,500/year
State Legislator $30,000/year + $45/day per diem in Denver & $99/day per diem outside Denver

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2009

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