Should you pick your degree based on future salary?
After graduation, political science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $95,310, while the bottom 20% make closer to $39,916. The median grad salary is $61,680.
Political Science graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in political science is $38,975, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $63,697.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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