Political Science Salaries in Michigan

Some of the Michigan politicians' salaries in the graphic representation below may be misleading. The governor of Michigan returns five percent of his annual salary to the state's General Fund. In 2011, state legislators in Michigan are also taking a 10 percent pay cut. Michiganites who decide on different careers in the political science domain will discover positive job growth and high salaries, as may be viewed in the first table.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Michigan

Political Science Major Careers MI
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
14230
51200
Legislators
2350
17500
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5300
30810
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
390
36020
Political Scientists/Consultant
70
43520
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
1200
52200
Urban and Regional Planners
720
35340

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

Michigan Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $177,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $123,900/year
Secretary of State $124,900/year
Attorney General $124,900/year
Treasurer $174,204/year
State Legislator $71,685/year + $12,000/session expense allowance

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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