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Political Scientists in Texas

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-2% Jobs Projection
$88,070 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

While jobs for Political Scientists in Texas are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Political Scientists in Texas is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Political Scientists Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 220 Political Scientists working in the state.

There were 320 Political Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Political Scientists in this state are declining at a rate of 2.4% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.7%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 40 annual job openings, and 410 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Political Scientists ranged from $50,600 to $113,440 with $88,070 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.33 to $54.54. The median hourly rate was $42.34.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $38.17 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $4.17.

The median salary in Texas 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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