Political Science Salaries in Hawaii

Because Hawaii's state government spends approximately 70 percent on labor costs, compensation for some state employees has been cut in recent years. However, this has not affected the salaries of some of the top state government elected officials, as evidenced in the table below. Those who are interested in other endeavors within political science such as law, education and public relations also have a bright outlook, as displayed in the table of average annual earnings for such positions below.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Hawaii

Political Science Major Careers HI
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
1900
64310
Legislators
130
51920
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1020
30140
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
60
36280
Political Scientists/Consultant
320
50980
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
370
50190
Urban and Regional Planners
400
45510

!=Salary 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

Hawaii Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $177,312/year
Lieutenant Governor $114,420/year
Attorney General $114,420/year
Chief Justice $181,476/year
State Legislator $48,708/year + $150/day for members outside Oahu when in session; $120/day for members outside Oahu during interim and conducting legislative business; $10/day for members in Oahu during interim and conducting legislative business

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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