What is the salary of a Political Scientist?

The average salary of a Political Scientist in United States is $100,900. Salaries start from around $50,520 and go up to $148,510. For a detailed look at the salary in your state, click on the map below.

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$148,510
Starting ($50.5k)
Junior ($71.4k)
Experienced ($100.9k)
Senior ($133.3k)
Highest ($148.5k)
Highest

The top 10% of Political Scientists in United States earn:

$148,510
Senior

The top 25% of Political Scientists in United States earn:

$133,250
Experienced

The middle 50% of Political Scientists in United States earn:

$100,920
Junior

The bottom 25% of Political Scientists in United States earn:

$71,420
Starting

The bottom 10% of Political Scientists in United States earn:

$50,520

Historical salary

Political Scientist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
California 75,500 6
District of Columbia 109,200 3
Illinois 64,100 10
Maine 71,600 7
Maryland 110,900 2
Michigan 93,700 5
New York 104,800 4
Texas 69,500 8
Virginia 111,600 1
Washington 64,600 9

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