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 7% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than economists but more than intelligence analysts.

Career Median Salary
Economist salary $105K
Sociologist salary $83K
Intelligence analyst salary $77K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)