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$88,066

Average Base Salary

$42/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$2,351

Average Bonus
The average political scientist salary in United States is $88,066 or an equivalent hourly rate of $42. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,351. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$60,474

Entry Level Salary

$108,943

Senior Level Salary
An entry level political scientist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $60,474. On the other end, a senior level political scientist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $108,943.

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Job Description
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents. Excludes “Survey Researchers” (19-3022).
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