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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
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
5 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
8 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
11 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
See also: Highest paying industries for political scientists.