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Political Science Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

The city of Boston has 6 schools where political science faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the political science academic community in Boston, and the future trends. Academia in political science includes political science training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Political Science Employment

Boston 420
Massachusetts 640

Exactly 420 of Massachusetts' 640 political science professionals work in Boston. Between 2006 and 2010, in Boston, there has been a 68% growth in the number of political science professionals. Overall employment in Boston has also increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Political Science employment growth

550 590 570 660 640
250 330 360 460 420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Political Science VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$83,590 $94,680 $93,250 $97,500 $100,310
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

In Boston, salaries for political science professionals have increased. In 2010 political science professionals in Boston reportedly earned an average salary of $100,310 per year. The average salary for political science professionals in Boston was $83,590 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Boston.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Boston

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Political science professionals in Boston earn a median salary of $90,900 per year. The 10% of political science professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $47,150 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $165,220 per year.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Boston

Political Science
International Business
Public Administration

On average political science professionals in Boston earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Boston.

Educational Trends

Political Science schools in Boston


Many of Boston's political science professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited political science schools in the city.

Political Science Programs Offered In Boston


Boston's political science schools offer 14 political science degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Political Science Degrees In Boston


Approximately 475 students graduated from political science courses in 2010.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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