The average salary for a political scientist in California is around $63,970 per year.
Political scientists earn an average yearly salary of $63,970.
Wages typically start from $35,600 and go up to $118,490.
1% below national average Updated in 2018
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 20% less than similar careers in California. On average, they make less than intelligence analysts.
|Intelligence analyst salary||$100K|
|Political scientist salary||$64K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)