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Political Scientists in Pennsylvania

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$89,170 Median Salary
20 Job Openings
  • Political Scientists in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Political Scientists Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 100 workers employed as Political Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 70 Political Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

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%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 190 jobs for Pennsylvania Political Scientists in 2026.

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

What do Political Scientists Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Political Scientists ranged from $53,060 to $166,620 with $89,170 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.51 to $80.11. The median hourly rate was $42.87.

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


Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 80 $129,530

Top States for Political Scientists Employment

View the list below to see 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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