Political Science Salaries in Iowa

The governor of Iowa's salary is close to the national average for governors. About 232,000 Iowans are employed by state or local government, with an average annual salary of $40,000. One can easily see below that political science majors working in related careers can make much more than the average state employee's salary in Iowa. Use these tables to help you decide which of these interesting and diverse enterprises in political science might be right for you.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Iowa

Political Science Major Careers IA
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
3280
41800
Legislators
1250
16030
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
2310
29210
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
140
50380
Political Scientists/Consultant
140
46060
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
760
50870
Urban and Regional Planners
250
32960

!=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

Iowa Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $130,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $103,212/year
Secretary of State $103,212/year
Attorney General $123,669/year
Treasurer $103,212/year
State Legislator $25,000/year + $137/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012 and Open.Georgia.gov, 2010

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