Political Science Salaries in New York

Lawyers working in New York earn the fourth highest wages when compared with attorneys who work in other states. Other New York positions in political science pay wages that are equally impressive. These include fundraising/public relations manager, political consultant/scientist, and political scientist. New York's politicians, from the highest to the lowest levels of state government, are remunerated well for their efforts. New York's governor earns the highest salary of those among all governors except one (California).

Political Science Major Salary By Career in New York

Political Science Major Careers NY
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
800
28280
Lawyers
72100
63700
Legislators
6770
69030
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
21400
34470
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
1570
30490
Political Scientists/Consultant
70
49030
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
6050
73060
Urban and Regional Planners
1330
41420

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

New York Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $179,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $151,500/year
Secretary of State $120,800/year
Attorney General $151,500/year
Treasurer $127,000/year
State Legislator $79,500/year (no per diem)

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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