Political Science Salaries in Kentucky

Sixteen percent of Kentuckians are employed by the state government, according to Workforce Kentucky. Some of these are politicians, with salaries noted below, while others work in various agencies and departments. While state government is one option for political science jobs, there are many others in the private sector. Some of these are quite well-paying, as is evident in the graph below. Of particular interest to Kentuckians looking for high-paying political science careers are that of attorney, public relations manager and postsecondary political science teacher.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Kentucky

Political Science Major Careers KY
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
110
35300
Lawyers
5330
40570
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
3150
27420
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
190
45800
Political Scientists/Consultant
340
34320
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
690
43610
Urban and Regional Planners
320
34940

!=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

Kentucky Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $145,885/year
Lieutenant Governor $108,720/year
Secretary of State $108,720/year
Attorney General $108,720/year
Treasurer $108,720/year
State Legislator $186.73/day +$119.90/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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