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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 $47.71. Hourly wages typically start from $27.75 and go up to $78.02.

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

Average Sociologist Yearly Salary in California

Sociologists earn a median salary of $99,230 per year. Salaries typically start from $57,710 and go up to $162,290.

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

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Employment Type Mix

54%
Full-Time
46%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
135
RATINGS
Sociologists average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Sociologists in the 21th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Sociologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sociologist Earnings

The highest earning Sociologists in California earn:

$78.02
an hour
$162,290
per year
Senior Sociologist Earnings

Senior Sociologists in California earn:

$63.35
an hour
$131,760
per year
Experienced Sociologist Earnings

Experienced Sociologists in California earn:

$47.71
an hour
$99,230
per year
Junior Sociologist Earnings

Junior Sociologists in California earn:

$36.60
an hour
$76,130
per year
Starting Sociologist Earnings

Starting Sociologists in California earn:

$27.75
an hour
$57,710
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Historical salary for Sociologists in California

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