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Political Science Schools
In Los Angeles, California

Political Science faculty can choose to work at one of 9 political science schools in Los Angeles. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the city of Los Angeles, which encompasses political science training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Los Angeles Vs. California Political Science Employment

Los Angeles 590
California 1,480

Exactly 590 of California's 1,480 political science professionals work in Los Angeles. Between 2006 and 2010, in Los Angeles, there has been a 228% growth in the number of political science professionals. As the number of political science professionals in Los Angeles has increased, overall employment in Los Angeles has also increased.

Los Angeles Vs. California Political Science employment growth

0 820 1,030 1,590 1,480
180 230 310 710 590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Los Angeles

Political Science VS. All professions salaries in Los Angeles

$91,520 $87,680 $92,665 $79,050 $89,725
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science in Los Angeles
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Los Angeles

As the number of political science professionals in Los Angeles has grown, salaries for political science professionals have decreased. In 2010 political science professionals in Los Angeles reportedly earned an average salary of $89,725 per year. Political science professionals in Los Angeles made a yearly average salary of $91,520, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Los Angeles.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Los Angeles

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

Political science professionals in Los Angeles earn a median salary of $73,625 per year. The difference in pay between the political science professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 200%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $47,580 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $142,810 per year.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Los Angeles

Political Science
International Business
Public Administration

Political science professional salaries in Los Angeles are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science schools in Los Angeles


There are 9 accredited political science schools in the city. Many of Los Angeles' political science professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Political Science Programs Offered In Los Angeles


There are a total of 14 degree and certificate programs in political science offered by Los Angeles' political science schools.

Student Completed Political Science Degrees In Los Angeles


Approximately 922 students completed political science courses in 2010.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Los Angeles, California

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