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Political Scientists in Michigan

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$76,560 Median Salary
  • Political Scientists in Michigan earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Political Scientists Work in Michigan?

In 2018, there were 60 Political Scientists working in the state.

There were 50 Political Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

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


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


What do Political Scientists Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Political Scientists ranged from $51,060 to $167,780 with $76,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.55 to $80.66. The median hourly rate was $36.81.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.81.

The median salary in Michigan 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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