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Political Scientists in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Political Scientist?

$63,970 Median Salary
  • Political Scientists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Political Scientists Work in California?

160 people worked as Political Scientists in 2018 in this state.

The typical state has 90 Political Scientists working in it, which means California has more Political Scientists than average.


What do Political Scientists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Political Scientists ranged from $35,600 to $118,490 with $63,970 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.12 to $56.97. The median hourly rate was $30.76.

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


Top States for Political Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Political Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia 3,220 $123,130
Virginia 1,030 $141,340
Texas 220 $88,070
California 160 $63,970
Washington 110 $76,660
Pennsylvania 100 $89,170
Maryland 90 $129,870
New York 90 $124,620
Michigan 60 $76,560
Massachusetts 50 $82,110
Illinois 50 $81,390
Florida 40 $88,470
Maine 40 $67,760

Below are the states where Political Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Virginia $141,340
Maryland $129,870
New York $124,620
District of Columbia $123,130
Pennsylvania $89,170
Florida $88,470
Texas $88,070
Massachusetts $82,110
Illinois $81,390
Washington $76,660

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