The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $138,160, Virginia is the highest paying state for political scientists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $126,960). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 . For more salary information of political scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|Rank||State||Average Salary i||Entry Level
|3||District of Columbia||
Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of political scientists in those states is not available at this time.See also: Highest paying industries for political scientists, Top Paying Jobs in America.