Is your future salary worth the time in school?
After graduation, sociology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $74,735, while the bottom 20% make closer to $31,310. The median grad salary is $48,373.
Sociology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in sociology is $30,538, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,619.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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