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Political Science Schools
In Washington DC

There are 8 political science schools in Washington for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the political science academic community in Washington, and the future trends. Academia in political science includes political science training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Political Science Employment

Washington DC 3,930
Washington DC 3,420

Of the 3,420 political science professionals employed in Washington DC, 3,930 work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, in Washington, there has been a 11% growth in the number of political science professionals. As the employment for political science professionals in Washington has increased, overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Political Science employment growth

2,990 2,800 2,780 2,850 3,420
3,530 3,610 3,560 3,490 3,930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Political Science VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$82,365 $86,300 $93,240 $95,720 $97,980
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

Salaries for political science professionals in Washington have increased. In 2010 Washington political science professionals earned an average yearly salary of $97,980. Political science professionals in Washington made a yearly average salary of $82,365, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of political science professionals in Washington is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Washington DC

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

Political science professionals in Washington make a median yearly salary of $95,195. The difference in pay between the political science professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 163%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $53,125 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $139,640 per year.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Political Science
Public Administration
International Business

Political science professional salaries in Washington are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science schools in Washington DC


There are 8 accredited political science schools in the city. Many of Washington's political science professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Political Science Programs Offered In Washington DC


Washington's political science schools offer 21 political science degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Political Science Degrees In Washington DC


Approximately 980 students graduated from political science courses in 2010.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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