The average salary for a political scientist in the United States is around $122,220 per year.
Political scientists earn an average yearly salary of $122,220.
Wages typically start from $60,960 and go up to $245,041.
114% above national average Updated in 2019
Political scientist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Political scientist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$123,130|
How do political scientist salaries compare to similar careers?
Political scientists earn 46% more than similar careers in the United States.
|Intelligence analyst salary||$77K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)