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How much does a Political Scientist make in California?

Average Political Scientist Hourly Wage in California

Political Scientists earn a median hourly wage of $34.00. Hourly wages typically start from $19.03 and go up to $89.17.

Average Political Scientist Yearly Salary in California

Political Scientists earn a median salary of $70,720 per year. Salaries typically start from $39,590 and go up to $185,480.

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How to Become a Political Scientist

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Political Scientist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Political Scientist Earnings

The highest earning Political Scientists in California earn:

$89.17
an hour
$185,480
per year
Senior Political Scientist Earnings

Senior Political Scientists in California earn:

$70.56
an hour
$146,770
per year
Experienced Political Scientist Earnings

Experienced Political Scientists in California earn:

$34.00
an hour
$70,720
per year
Junior Political Scientist Earnings

Junior Political Scientists in California earn:

$22.51
an hour
$46,830
per year
Starting Political Scientist Earnings

Starting Political Scientists in California earn:

$19.03
an hour
$39,590
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Political Scientist salary comparison

Political Scientists earn less than 74% percent of Science careers in California. Political Scientist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in California.

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Explosives Worker Salary in California $60k
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Historical salary for Political Scientists in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Political Scientist

Interested in becoming a Political Scientist? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good political scientist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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