Political Scientist Salary

The average pay for a Political Scientist is $54,257 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$35,000 - $107,500
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$110K
MEDIAN: $54,256
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$35,000 - $107,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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$30,915 - $105,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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 18%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%