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Political Scientist Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of political scientists in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare political scientist salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Political Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,830
25th Percentile Wage
$60,510
50th Percentile Wage
$80,120
75th Percentile Wage
$111,180
90th Percentile Wage
$151,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for political scientists in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $151,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid political scientists is $50,830.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201680,1202.66%4.53%
201577,9908.54%-
201471,330-7.23%-
201276,490--

Compare Political Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of political scientists in three industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations industry with an annual salary $95,350. The lowest paying industry is the labor unions and similar labor organizations industry (annual salary $66,360). For detailed political scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$95,350
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$80,120
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$66,360

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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