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Highest Paying Cities for Political Scientists

The top 11 highest paying cities for political scientists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of political scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $126,850, New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York is the highest paying city for political scientists. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $121,160). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of political scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 11 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Political Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$126,850
70
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$121,160
4,570
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$120,850
60
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$120,520
4,520
5 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$117,490
60
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$90,630
n/a
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$77,870
140
8 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$76,070
80
9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$75,200
80
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$63,870
90
11 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$63,870
90
See also: Highest paying industries for political scientists.