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% more than similar careers in Ohio. On average, they make more than sociologists.

Career Median Salary
Political scientist salary $86K
Intelligence analyst salary $63K
Sociologist salary $58K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)