Political Scientist Salary Information in Maryland

The average annual and hourly salaries for political scientists in the state of Maryland are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of political scientists amongst Maryland metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Political Scientists in Maryland

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,240
25th Percentile Wage
$103,520
50th Percentile Wage
$126,960
75th Percentile Wage
$149,300
90th Percentile Wage
$163,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for political scientists in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $126,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of political scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$126,960
9.96% 19.31%
2016
$114,310
6.12% -
2015
$107,310
11.01% -
2014
$95,500
-9.64% -
2013
$104,710
2.16% -
2012
$102,450
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