Sociologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sociologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Pennsylvania $121,470
Massachusetts $95,780
New Jersey $91,930
California $97,200
North Carolina $93,850
Michigan $77,170
Illinois $75,290
Wisconsin $75,860
Florida $78,840
New York $62,680
Maryland $52,510
Washington $75,670
Utah $71,400
Ohio $64,940
South Dakota $38,390

How do sociologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Sociologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than political scientists but more than lobbyists.

Career Median Salary
Political scientist salary $118K
Sociologist salary $82K
Intelligence analyst salary $77K
Lobbyist salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

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