Political Science Salaries in Minnesota

A Minnesota law requires all counties and cities that have over 15,000 residents to list the salaries of their three highest-paid employees. This would include politicians, when applicable. Minnesota politicians' salaries are listed in the graph that follows. In addition, the St. Paul Pioneer Press publishes a database of over 50,000 state government salaries. The income of those who work in varied capacities in political science is included below.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Minnesota

Political Science Major Careers MN
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
50
20070
Lawyers
10690
52180
Legislators
1420
17180
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5070
32640
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
270
44610
Political Scientists/Consultant
250
43590
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
1670
67550
Urban and Regional Planners
1020
51010

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

Minnesota Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $120,303/year
Lieutenant Governor $78,197/year
Secretary of State $90,227/year
Attorney General $114,228/year
State Legislator $31,140.90/year + $96/day per diem for senators and $77/day per diem for representatives

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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