Political Science Salaries in Montana

Under Montana state law, legislators currently cannot hold more than one public elected office. A bill presently under consideration would also restrict them from working in a state, local, federal or judicial government agency or from working as an independent contractor while holding office as legislator. This restrictive legislation does not explain the fairly low salary legislators receive in Montana. For other politicians' earnings and the incomes of common public relation professions in Montana, see below.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Montana

Political Science Major Careers MT
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
1900
37320
Legislators
330
17440
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
910
28660
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
60
18930
Political Scientists/Consultant
70
23610
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
120
40730
Urban and Regional Planners
250
37220

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

Montana Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $100,121/year
Lieutenant Governor $79,007/year
Secretary of State $79,129/year
Attorney General $89,602/year
State Legislator $82.64/day + $103.69/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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