The average salary for a political scientist in Illinois is around $80,450 per year.
Political scientists earn an average yearly salary of $80,450.
Wages typically start from $50,730 and go up to $104,580.
18% above national average Updated in 2021
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||$127,880|
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.
|Intelligence analyst salary||$97K|
|Political scientist salary||$80K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)