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What is the average salary for Sociologists in the United States?

Sociologists earn an average hourly wage of $37.89. Hourly wages typically start from $19.03 and go up to $61.48. Sociologists earn an average salary of $78,810 per year. Salaries typically start from $39,580 and go up to $127,890.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Sociologists in the United States earn:

$61.48 an hour $127,890 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Sociologists in the United States earn:

$45.88 an hour $95,440 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Sociologists in the United States earn:

$35.01 an hour $72,810 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Sociologists in the United States earn:

$25.80 an hour $53,650 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Sociologists in the United States earn:

$19.03 an hour $39,580 per year

Historical salary for Sociologists in the United States

Sociologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sociologist Salary in District of Columbia $54.20 $112,740 # 1
Sociologist Salary in New Jersey $50.30 $104,620 # 2
Sociologist Salary in Pennsylvania $47.52 $98,840 # 3
Sociologist Salary in Virginia $44.92 $93,440 # 4
Sociologist Salary in Massachusetts $43.78 $91,070 # 5
Sociologist Salary in Maryland $42.35 $88,090 # 6
Sociologist Salary in California $41.59 $86,500 # 7
Sociologist Salary in North Carolina $40.40 $84,030 # 8
Sociologist Salary in New York $36.49 $75,910 # 9
Sociologist Salary in Michigan $36.34 $75,580 # 10
Sociologist Salary in Washington $31.83 $66,210 # 11
Sociologist Salary in Florida $31.57 $65,670 # 12
Sociologist Salary in Colorado $31.32 $65,140 # 13
Sociologist Salary in Arizona $29.07 $60,470 # 14
Sociologist Salary in Ohio $28.31 $58,880 # 15
Sociologist Salary in Wisconsin $27.29 $56,770 # 16
Sociologist Salary in Texas $18.19 $37,830 # 17
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics