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How much does a Political Scientist make in the United States?

Average Political Scientist Hourly Wage in the United States

Political Scientists earn a median hourly wage of $47.95. Hourly wages typically start from $22.70 and go up to $78.12.

Average Political Scientist Yearly Salary in the United States

Political Scientists earn a median salary of $99,730 per year. Salaries typically start from $47,210 and go up to $162,500.

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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 the United States earn:

$78.12
an hour
$162,500
per year
Senior Political Scientist Earnings

Senior Political Scientists in the United States earn:

$66.77
an hour
$138,870
per year
Experienced Political Scientist Earnings

Experienced Political Scientists in the United States earn:

$47.95
an hour
$99,730
per year
Junior Political Scientist Earnings

Junior Political Scientists in the United States earn:

$32.05
an hour
$66,670
per year
Starting Political Scientist Earnings

Starting Political Scientists in the United States earn:

$22.70
an hour
$47,210
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Political Scientist salary comparison

Political Scientists earn more than 89% percent of Science careers. Political Scientist salaries are in the top 89% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Political Scientists in the United States

Political Scientist salary by state

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

How to Become a Political Scientist

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  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!

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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
  3. Get Hired

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