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Political Scientists in Maryland

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

$129,870 Median Salary
10 Job Openings
  • Political Scientists in Maryland earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Political Scientists Work in Maryland?

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

There were 80 Political Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The amount of Political Scientists working in the state is similar to the average state.


Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Political Scientists in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 2.7%.


Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 100 total jobs in 2026 for Political Scientists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 7,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Political Scientists Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Political Scientists ranged from $62,770 to $164,200 with $129,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.18 to $78.94. The median hourly rate was $62.44.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $61.04 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.40.

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


Top Maryland Metros for Political Scientists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,250 $126,060

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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