Salary for Sociologists

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Also known as:  Criminologist, Family Sociologist, Penologist, Rural Sociologist, Sociologist, Urban Sociologist

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Sociologists study the behavior, evolution, and origin of groups, insititutions and organziations. These social scientists may plan and conduct studies of specific social phenomena, processes, or group behaviors. They may also supervise the work of statisticians, clerks, and research assistants in the collection and processing of data. After data has been compiled and evaluated for validity, these professionals analyze and interpret the results to make conclusions about the behavior of human beings in society. They may also collaorate with professionals in other fields, and teach. The vast majority of sociologists have doctorates or Master's degrees.

A Sociologist can earn average salaries of between $52,640 - $143,020 based on levels of tenure. usually receive an average salary of ninety-three thousand four hundred and twenty dollars per year.

are compensated most highly in North Carolina, where they can get compensation, on average, of near $109,930. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can receive normal pay levels of $104,690.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.63 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Sociologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$104,690
Public Administration
$88,600
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$82,990
Educational Services
$76,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,200

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,200
Educational Services
$76,220
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$82,990
Public Administration
$88,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$104,690