Political Scientist Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for political scientists in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of political scientists amongst Virginia cities 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,560
25th Percentile Wage
$91,490
50th Percentile Wage
$138,160
75th Percentile Wage
$157,410
90th Percentile Wage
$162,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for political scientists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $138,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,560.

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
$138,160
-0.88% 16.24%
2016
$139,380
5.65% -
2015
$131,500
4.95% -
2014
$124,990
7.41% -
2013
$115,730
0.01% -
2012
$115,720
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Political Scientists in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of political scientists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of political scientists in state of Virginia ranges from $118,430 to $119,990. The highest paying area for political scientists in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $119,990. The lowest paying area is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $118,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$119,990
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$118,430




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