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Political Scientist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Political Scientist is $52,749 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Political Scientist Salary (?
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$35,745 - $112,552
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,749
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National Salary Data

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$35,745 - $112,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$30,564 - $107,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 22%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%