Political Science Salaries in Maryland

Although currently, according to the Maryland Department of Planning, employment in all levels of government in Maryland is at one of the lowest levels in the country, Maryland's elected politicians still earn considerably large salaries. Graduates of political science programs who decide to pursue options in the working world other than running for public office should also be pleased to learn that they can expect fair and just compensation for their efforts.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Maryland

Political Science Major Careers MD
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
11390
56960
Legislators
520
17410
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5820
32590
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
270
47150
Political Scientists/Consultant
90
68250
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
1110
67690
Urban and Regional Planners
1040
43280

*Salary and employment data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015

Maryland Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $150,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $125,000/year
Secretary of State $67,345/year
Attorney General $125,000/year
Treasurer $125,000/year
State Legislator $58,237.15/year + $10 to $100/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

General Resources

Education

Career Specialties

Recommend