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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations|| |
|Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .