Salary for Postsecondary Political Science Teachers

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Postsecondary political science teachers prepare and deliver lectures, assignments and exams, and may lead graduate and undergraduate students in research projects, teaching activities or internships. They are required to remain current on research in their field, and may specialize in subfields such as intrastate war or domestic politics. These professionals attend conferences and professional meetings to disseminate the efforts of their research and to learn about new developments in the field of political science. The majority of political science teachers are expected to hold a doctoral degree in a related area.

A Postsecondary Political Science Teacher will normally receive a salary between $43,460 and $179,450 based on tenure and industry expertise. Political Science Teachers can get an average compensation of one hundred thousand nine hundred and seventy dollars each year.

Political Science Teachers can get the best pay in Massachusetts, where they can get average wages of about $148,800. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Educational Services, which has wages of $100,970.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 79.57 percent nationwide in that time.


Postsecondary Political Science Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
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