Average Political Scientist Salary

$54,481
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$4,943
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The average salary for a Political Scientist is $54,481.
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$30k
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$102k
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What Do Political Scientists Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Political Scientists?

Skills in Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Proposal Writing, Legislative Policy, Policy Development and Oral / Verbal Communication.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Political Scientists?

An entry-level Political Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,243 based on 19 salaries. An early career Political Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,795 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Political Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Political Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 70 survey responses.
Entry Level
27.1%
Early Career
41.4%
Mid Career
21.4%
Experienced
10.0%