Political Science Salaries in Pennsylvania

The 2012 Census found that Pennsylvania's local and state governments employ 696,616 workers, and that over half of these work in the state's educational system. Pennsylvania's politicians, such as those registered below, are included among those employees and make surprisingly high salaries. Pennsylvanians venturing into political science beyond politics are also making quite a comfortable living, as recorded below.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Pennsylvania

Political Science Major Careers PA
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
24510
54170
Legislators
1960
16300
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
10860
31670
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
1180
49640
Political Scientists/Consultant
510
54250
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
1610
57720
Urban and Regional Planners
1760
28820

*Salary and employment data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2010

Pennsylvania Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $174,914/year
Lieutenant Governor $146,926/year
Secretary of State $125,939/year
Attorney General $145,529/year
Treasurer $145,529/year
State Legislator $78,314.60/year +$154/month per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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