Salary for Sociologists

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 get salaries of between 64000 - 96000 depending on seniority. Sociologists will normally get a salary of Eighty Four Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Sociologists obtain the highest pay in the District of Columbia, which has average wages of close to $93870. Professionals that work in this career receive the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can receive average pay of $88610.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.15 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Sociologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $88,610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $84,570
Educational Services $76,330
Public Administration $64,770
Health Care and Social Assistance $63,240
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $63,240
Public Administration $64,770
Educational Services $76,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $84,570
Other Services (except Public Administration) $88,610
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