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What is the average salary for a Sociologist?

The average salary of a Sociologist is $78,120. Salaries start from $39,790 and go up to $127,590. Please note that the average salary for a Sociologist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $127,590
Starting ($39.8k)
Junior ($53.7k)
Experienced ($72.4k)
Senior ($94.6k)
Highest ($127.6k)
Highest

The top 10% of Sociologists in United States earn:

$127,590
Senior

The top 25% of Sociologists in United States earn:

$94,570
Experienced

The middle 50% of Sociologists in United States earn:

$72,430
Junior

The bottom 25% of Sociologists in United States earn:

$53,650
Starting

The bottom 10% of Sociologists in United States earn:

$39,790

Historical salary

Sociologist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
District of Columbia 105,210 1
California 86,750 2
Maryland 83,970 3
Massachusetts 83,070 4
Michigan 82,410 5
North Carolina 78,400 6
United States 78,120 7
Pennsylvania 77,990 8
New York 77,060 9
Florida 66,390 10
Washington 62,560 11
Wisconsin 61,330 12
Ohio 57,600 13
Arizona 54,870 14
Texas 36,770 15

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