Political Science Salaries in Virginia

Virginia is one of the highest-paying states for many occupations in political science, perhaps because of its close proximity to our nation's capital. For example, Virginia's public relations/fundraising managers make the third highest salary in the nation, and its political scientists are the highest paid in the country. Also receiving excellent compensation are Virginia's elected politicians, according to data compiled from many sources. Details may be found below.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in Virginia

Political Science Major Careers VA
Employment
Annual mean wage
Broadcast News Analysts
70
38170
Lawyers
16620
59640
Legislators
720
16060
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
8370
29890
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
870
35110
Political Scientists/Consultant
850
79650
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
1260
73710
Urban and Regional Planners
1190
43360

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

Virginia Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $166,000/year
Lieutenant Governor $36,321/year
Secretary of State $152,793/year
Attorney General $150,000/year
Treasurer $149,761/year
State Legislator 18,000/year + $135-$169/day per diem in session
State Representative $17,640/year + $135-$169/day per diem in session

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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