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 about the same as related careers in Washington. On average, they make less than intelligence analysts but more than sociologists.

Career Median Salary
Intelligence analyst salary $85K
Political scientist salary $77K
Sociologist salary $76K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)