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Press Secretaries and Political Consultants


The incomes of political consultants and press secretaries vary greatly. Someone contracting with local candidates, or with state organizations and associations, may earn less than $40,000. According to, press secretaries in Washington, D.C. had an average salary of $52,000 in August 2016. The average salary for political consultants nationally was $64,000, with consultants in Washington, D.C. earning an average of $81,000.

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