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or $58.89 hourly
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The number of 'Political Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% by 2031
'Political Scientists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Political Scientists' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Political Scientists' was $122,510, or $58.89 hourly
'Political Scientists' are paid 167.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as political scientists?
As of 2021 there were 5,650 people employed as Political Scientists within the United States.
This represents around 0.004% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 24 thousand people are employed as Political Scientists.
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decisionmaking, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
SOC Code: 19-3094.00
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