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Popular Jobs for Political Science Majors

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Political science majors like to think, strategize and organize; at least that is what their list of most common jobs suggests. Intelligence analyst and contract administrator are two of the top paid jobs for political science majors. Curious about your options? 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
National Median Pay
Intelligence Analyst $82,200
Paralegal / Legal Assistant $51,900
Legal Assistant $42,900
Grant Writer $43,800
Legal Secretary $53,900
Contract Specialist $65,700
Contract Administrator $67,200
Insurance Claims Adjuster $56,900
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization $38,600
Restaurant Manager $44,500
Executive Assistant $49,700
Personal Banker $40,000
Employment Recruiter $56,000
Administrative Assistant $33,500
Outside Sales Representative $63,100
Insurance Sales Agent $50,000
Operations Manager $71,900
Inside Sales Representative $48,000
Retail Store Manager $48,600
Office Manager $42,300
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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