Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Political Scientist is $57,931
What Do Political Scientists Do?
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.
Political scientists typically work full-time in an office setting, and some even work for universities and television studios. Some focus on writing while others prefer …Read more
- Perform, analyze and present research.
- Provide expertise and advice on policy and actions.
- Write papers, reports and opinions.