The annual and hourly salary statistics of political scientists in Richmond, Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of political scientists in Richmond is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$71,420|
|25th Percentile Wage||$91,800|
|50th Percentile Wage||$119,990|
|75th Percentile Wage||$144,510|
|90th Percentile Wage||$170,740|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for political scientists in Richmond, Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $170,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $119,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $71,420.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of political scientists from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||1-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $119,990, Richmond is the highest paying city for political scientists in state of Virginia, followed by Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (median annual salary $118,430). In comparison, the median annual salary of political scientists in Richmond is 1.3 percent (1.3%) higher than that in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News|| |