Political Scientist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of political scientists in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare political scientist salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Political Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,860
25th Percentile Wage
$38,700
50th Percentile Wage
$50,810
75th Percentile Wage
$68,230
90th Percentile Wage
$100,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for political scientists in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) political scientists is $100,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid political scientists is $32,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of political scientists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,8103.80%-29.09%
201548,880-16.73%-
201457,060-7.29%-
201361,220-7.14%-
201265,590--

Compare Political Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of political scientists in six industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for political scientist occupations is the educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $55,860. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $49,660). For detailed political scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$55,860
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$55,770
Educational Services
$50,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$50,740
Educational Services - State government owned
$49,660
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,660

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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