Political scientist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Political scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Arizona $94,420
California $63,970
District of Columbia $123,130
Florida $88,470
Georgia $73,740
Illinois $64,423
Massachusetts $82,110
Maryland $129,870
Maine $67,760
Michigan $76,560
New York $124,620
Ohio $86,220
Pennsylvania $102,110
Texas $88,070
Virginia $141,340
Washington $76,660

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.

Career Median Salary
Intelligence analyst salary $100K
Sociologist salary $97K
Political scientist salary $64K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)