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 $43,838, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $51,471.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

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Wage Range Median Wage

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