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Political Science Professors in California

Considering a career as a Political Science Professor in California?

18.2% Jobs Projection
$101,410 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Political Science Professors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Political Science Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Political Science Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Political Science Professors Work in California?

860 people worked as Political Science Professors in 2018 in this state.

There were 930 Political Science Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 210 Political Science Professors working in it, which means California has more Political Science Professors than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Political Science Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 18.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 100 annual job openings, and 1,300 total jobs in 2026 for Political Science Professors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,900 annual jobs and 23,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Political Science Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Political Science Professors ranged from $48,050 to $190,920 with $101,410 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Political Science Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Political Science Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 270 $97,640
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 $117,140
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 $98,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 $95,730
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 60 $109,200

Top States for Political Science Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Political Science Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 1,910 $72,480
New York 1,680 $103,150
District of Columbia 1,160 $103,850
Massachusetts 1,020 $102,760
California 860 $101,410
Virginia 840 $0
New Jersey 640 $0
Pennsylvania 540 $90,030
Illinois 540 $82,010
Ohio 530 $82,000
Washington 440 $74,760
North Carolina 440 $73,920
Florida 410 $86,180
Michigan 400 $90,930
Colorado 320 $76,480
Maryland 270 $86,840
Oregon 260 $75,510
Georgia 260 $86,720
Connecticut 260 $77,570
Minnesota 220 $85,390

Below are the states where Political Science Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $103,850
New York $103,150
Massachusetts $102,760
California $101,410
Rhode Island $101,100
New Hampshire $93,220
Michigan $90,930
Pennsylvania $90,030
Hawaii $87,360
Maryland $86,840

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