How Much Do Political Science Professors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Political Science Professors

Political Science Professors teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$100970 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$43,460 to $62,020 per year

Entry-level Postsecondary Political Science Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $43,460 to $62,020 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postsecondary Political Science Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $* $179,450
Senior (Top 25%) $* $122,000
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $85,760
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $62,020
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $43,460

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $* $148,800
RI $* $144,260
NY $* $132,240
CA $* $129,130
DC $* $116,380
MI $* $114,260
NH $* $112,130
MD $* $105,130
MO $* $102,920
HI $* $101,760

* Postsecondary Political Science Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postsecondary Political Science Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Political Science Professors are in the states of MA, RI, NY, CA and DC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $103660 $*
Junior Colleges $82930 $*

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