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Political Scientists in Washington

Considering a career as a Political Scientist in Washington?

16.7% Jobs Projection
$76,660 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Political Scientists in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Political Scientists in Washington is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Political Scientists Work in Washington?

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

There were 110 Political Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Political Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.7%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 140 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Political Scientists ranged from $49,760 to $137,940 with $76,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.92 to $66.32. The median hourly rate was $36.86.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.43 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.43.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 $73,990

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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