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Political Science Professors in Texas

Considering a career as a Political Science Professor in Texas?

14.0% Jobs Projection
$72,480 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Political Science Professors Work in Texas?

1,910 people worked as Political Science Professors in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,670 Political Science Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Political Science Professors in TX Employment Trend

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

Political Science Professors in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Political Science Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 14.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.4%.

Job Projections for Political Science Professors: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 190 annual job openings, and 2,280 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Political Science Professors ranged from $19,590 to $141,820 with $72,480 being the median annual salary.

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

Political Science Professors Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 470 $69,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 370 $81,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 300 $92,310
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 130 $66,910
El Paso, TX 70 $108,080

Top States for Political Science Professors Employment

The table below shows the states 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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Occupation TX Employment Total
Psychology Professors 3,080
Economics Professors 1,020
Sociology Professors 1,010
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 510
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 380
Geography Professors 280

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