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Popular Jobs for Political Science Majors

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With a political science major, you'll develop a knack for looking at both sides of an issue and knowing how to make smart arguments for either side. Where can those skills take you? Into a legal career, intelligence work or maybe even public office. See PayScale's list of most popular jobs for political science majors.

Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Jobs for Political Science Majors - Full List
Popular Jobs for Political Science Majors National Median Pay
Paralegal / Legal Assistant $53,100
Administrative Assistant $35,100
Office Manager $42,200
Legal Assistant $42,700
Legal Secretary $52,200
Customer Service Representative $34,900
Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator $38,600
Intelligence Analyst $80,200
Non-Profit Organization Executive Director $65,100
Retail Store Manager $49,800
High School Teacher $50,200
Operations Manager $72,500
Inside Sales Representative $50,600
Human Resources Generalist $53,300
General Project Manager $80,500
Non-Profit Organization Program Manager $49,200
Outside Sales Representative $64,100
Government Program Manager $91,600
Policy Analyst $80,200
Government Affairs Manager $86,200
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.
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