Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
The average salary for a Political Scientist is R333,932
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Political Scientists?
An early career Political Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R333,156 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Political Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R422,382 based on 7 salaries.
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.