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$82,530

Average Base Salary

$40/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$2,204

Average Bonus
The average political scientist salary in Arizona, United States is $82,530 or an equivalent hourly rate of $40. This is 6% lower (-$5,262) than the average political scientist salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,204. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arizona, United States.
Salary by Experience

$56,672

Entry Level Salary

$102,094

Senior Level Salary
An entry level political scientist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $56,672. On the other end, a senior level political scientist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $102,094.

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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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