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Political Science Professors in District of Columbia

Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as a Political Science Professor?

11.1% Jobs Projection
$103,850 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Political Science Professors in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Political Science Professors Work in District of Columbia?

1,160 people worked as Political Science Professors in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,220 Political Science Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Political Science Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 120 annual Political Science Professors job openings in District of Columbia, and 1,500 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Political Science Professors Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Political Science Professors ranged from $56,570 to $208,000 with $103,850 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,410 $101,290

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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