Postsecondary Political Science Teacher Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary political science teachers in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary political science teachers amongst Virginia 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 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,840
25th Percentile Wage
$47,560
50th Percentile Wage
$65,030
75th Percentile Wage
$95,060
90th Percentile Wage
$130,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary political science teachers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$65,030
-2.34% -1.29%
2015
$66,550
5.69% -
2014
$62,760
-17.30% -
2013
$73,620
10.53% -
2012
$65,870
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Political Science Teachers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary political science teachers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary political science teachers in state of Virginia ranges from $57,710 to $87,070. The highest paying area for postsecondary political science teachers in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $87,070. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $84,030). The lowest paying area is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $57,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$87,070
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$84,030
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$76,070
Harrisonburg
$69,000
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$57,710




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