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Political Scientists earn an average hourly wage of $50.00. Hourly wages typically start from $25.07 and go up to $74.02. Political Scientists earn an average salary of $104,000 per year. Salaries typically start from $52,150 and go up to $153,960.
These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.
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The top 10% of Political Scientists in the United States earn:
|$74.02 an hour||$153,960 per year|
The top 25% of Political Scientists in the United States earn:
|$66.10 an hour||$137,500 per year|
The top 50% of Political Scientists in the United States earn:
|$50.44 an hour||$104,920 per year|
The bottom 25% of Political Scientists in the United States earn:
|$36.35 an hour||$75,610 per year|
The bottom 10% of Political Scientists in the United States earn:
|$25.07 an hour||$52,150 per year|
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|State||Hourly Wage||Annual Salary||Rank|
|Political Scientist Salary in Virginia||$56.77||$118,080||# 1|
|Political Scientist Salary in New York||$54.64||$113,660||# 2|
|Political Scientist Salary in District of Columbia||$53.57||$111,420||# 3|
|Political Scientist Salary in Maryland||$49.44||$102,830||# 4|
|Political Scientist Salary in Michigan||$43.99||$91,500||# 5|
|Political Scientist Salary in Arizona||$41.98||$87,330||# 6|
|Political Scientist Salary in Washington||$34.53||$71,820||# 7|
|Political Scientist Salary in Maine||$34.44||$71,630||# 8|
|Political Scientist Salary in California||$34.15||$71,030||# 9|
|Political Scientist Salary in Texas||$33.88||$70,460||# 10|
|Political Scientist Salary in Illinois||$32.16||$66,890||# 11|