Does your dream degree lead to your dream salary?
After graduation, political science graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $117,664, while the bottom 20% make closer to $36,244. The median grad salary is $65,304.
Political Science graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in political science is $37,302, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $52,628.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for political science graduates
As per most recent US census
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