Political Science Salaries in Illinois

Illinois WorkNet predicts that some political science jobs, such as public relations manager, lawyer, urban and regional planner, legislator, and legal assistant, will experience a greater than average increase in the state over the next decade. These are also some of the best- paying occupations in Illinois. Politicians' salaries in Illinois rank about ninth when compared to those salaries of the same politicians in other states.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Illinois

Political Science Major Careers IL
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
290
26290
Lawyers
30220
53060
Legislators
4290
18060
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
11140
29160
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
450
39550
Political Scientists/Consultant
**
51550
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
3210
48580
Urban and Regional Planners
680
48270

!=Wage 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

Illinois Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $177,500/year
Lieutenant Governor $135,700/year
Secretary of State $156,600/year
Attorney General $115,600/year
Treasurer $130,800/year
State Legislator $67,836/year + $139/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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