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How much does a Sociologist make in California?

Average Sociologist Hourly Wage in California

Sociologists earn a median hourly wage of $39.58. Hourly wages typically start from $28.56 and go up to $59.18.

Average Sociologist Yearly Salary in California

Sociologists earn a median salary of $82,330 per year. Salaries typically start from $59,400 and go up to $123,090.

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

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Sociologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sociologist Earnings

The highest earning Sociologists in California earn:

$59.18
an hour
$123,090
per year
Senior Sociologist Earnings

Senior Sociologists in California earn:

$48.54
an hour
$100,960
per year
Experienced Sociologist Earnings

Experienced Sociologists in California earn:

$39.58
an hour
$82,330
per year
Junior Sociologist Earnings

Junior Sociologists in California earn:

$33.43
an hour
$69,540
per year
Starting Sociologist Earnings

Starting Sociologists in California earn:

$28.56
an hour
$59,400
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sociologist salary comparison

Sociologists earn more than 61% percent of Science careers in California. Sociologist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in California.

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Historical salary for Sociologists in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Sociologist

Interested in becoming a sociologist? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good sociologist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    A doctorate degree is required to be a Sociologist. A sociology degree is preferred.

  3. Get Hired

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    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.