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Highest Paying Cities for Political Scientists

The top 29 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 $131,730, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA is the highest paying city for political scientists. It is followed by New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York (average annual salary $126,850). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of political scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 29 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Political Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$131,730
240
2 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$126,850
70
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$123,230
4,520
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$123,230
4,570
5 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$123,110
90
6 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$122,500
90
7 Richmond, Virginia
$119,990
n/a
8 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$118,430
30
9 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$97,170
90
10 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$90,630
n/a
11 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$85,990
n/a
12 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$84,940
40
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,910
30
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,910
30
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$80,020
n/a
16 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$78,100
50
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$77,870
140
18 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$77,300
50
19 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$72,730
90
20 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$72,730
90
21 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$71,210
40
22 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$66,280
n/a
23 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$65,310
40
24 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$63,870
90
25 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$63,870
90
26 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$63,670
40
27 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$63,670
40
28 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$62,270
n/a
29 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$56,180
40
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