What Are The Training Requirements for Sociologists?

Sociologists need a master's degree.

Degrees for Sociologists
Typical education of Sociologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 3.0
Some College 7.6
Associates Degree 2.7
Bachelors Degree 36.1
Masters Degree 36.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 14.1

What Is the Employment Outlook for Sociologists?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 sociologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.

This career includes 2,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Sociologists Make?

On average, sociologists make $41.75 per hour or $86,840 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Sociologists?

Hourly income for Sociologists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sociologists $20.17 $27.72 $38.34 $51.98 $70.61
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Social scientists and related workers $20.19 $26.84 $36.19 $47.75 $60.29
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Sociologists?

Annual salary for Sociologists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sociologists $41,950 $57,650 $79,750 $108,130 $146,860
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Social scientists and related workers $41,990 $55,840 $75,280 $99,320 $125,400
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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