Political Scientist Salary

The average pay for a Political Scientist is $53,453 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$34,922 - $100,674
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$100K
MEDIAN: $53,453
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$33,633 - $102,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Political Scientist

  • Write papers, reports and opinions.
  • Provide expertise and advice on policy and actions.
  • Perform, analyze and present research.

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Experience Affects Political Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%
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