Political Science Salaries in West Virginia

Huntington, West Virginia's Herald-Dispatch publishes a searchable online database of state employees' payroll. Within this database and also on SunshineReview.org, one can find the salaries of not only West Virginia state employees, but also of elected public officials such as governor and treasurer. For those who choose a career in political science outside of politics, wages for most positions are fair and comfortable, as is evident from the table below.

Political Science Major Salary By Career in West Virginia

Political Science Major Careers WV
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawyers
2350
52020
Legislators
610
17120
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
2140
28720
Political Science Teachers Postsecondary
70
30690
Political Scientists/Consultant
470
31490
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
140
42200
Urban and Regional Planners
100
34250

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

West Virginia Politician Salaries

Office Salary
Governor $150,000/year
Lieutenant Governor N/A
Secretary of State $95,000/year
Attorney General $95,000/year
Treasurer $95,000/year
State Legislator $20,000/year + $131/day per diem during legislative session

*Salary data compiled by the Sunshine Review, 2012

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