Political scientist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Political scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $99,340
Texas $95,890
Arizona $95,660
Ohio $86,220
Florida $83,200
New Hampshire $82,410
Illinois $80,450
Michigan $78,550
Massachusetts $78,060
Georgia $73,740
Maine $73,200
Kentucky $60,270
Vermont $59,500
Pennsylvania $50,730
Virginia $158,510
Maryland $145,950
District of Columbia $127,880
Washington $119,770
New York $102,220

How do political scientist salaries compare to similar careers?

Political scientists earn 17% less than similar careers in Illinois. On average, they make less than sociologists.

Career Median Salary
Sociologist salary $106K
Intelligence analyst salary $97K
Political scientist salary $80K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)