Political Scientist Salary

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.

$29,590 - $81,927
$30K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,148
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50%
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$0$96K
Salary $29,590 - $81,927
Bonus $511 - $5,169
Commission $20,000
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$30,249 - $96,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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.

Political Scientist Job Listings

Key Stats for Political Scientist

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%

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Experience Affects Political Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲47%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 35%