The average pay for a Political Scientist is $52,495 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$29,799 - $80,537
$30K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,495
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$13.75 - $37.50
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MEDIAN: $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,799 - $80,537  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,270 - $85,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$20.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,787  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,270 - $85,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Political Scientist

Political scientists should have a strong background in writing and statistics in order to construct reasonable arguments while carefully tracking all new developments on the political front. A master's degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration, or a related field may be required for some positions.

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Political Scientist Tasks

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

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Key Stats for Political Scientist

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
064
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
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Experience Affects Political Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 41%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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