Political Science Salaries in Texas

The salaries of some of Texas' top state executives might shock you. Since their income comes from taxpayers, these executives are required by law to disclose their annual earnings. Examples of some of the highest-paid Texas executives include the Chief Medical Examiner of Bexar County, who earned $235,728 in 2009; the City Manager of San Antonio, who made $315,000 in 2009; the Police Chief of San Antonio, who earned $183,486 in 2009; and the Executive Director of Infrastructure Service in Bexar County, who made $185,904 in 2009. These officials earned more than the Texas governor's 2010 salary.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Texas

Political Science Major Careers TX
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
200
27030
Lawyers
41000
59390
Legislators
1610
16330
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
22350
31760
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
1750
27470
Political Scientists/Consultant
310
32370
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
3500
60210
Urban and Regional Planners
2000
40950

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

Texas Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $150,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $7200/year
Secretary of State $125,880/year
Attorney General $150,000/year
Treasurer $150,000/year
State Legislator $7200/year + $168/day per diem

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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