Information About Sociologists

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Training

Sociologists need master's degree.

Degrees for Sociologists
Training for Sociologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 1.3
Some College 7.3
Associates Degree 3.7
Bachelors Degree 37.8
Masters Degree 34.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 15.4

Employment

Represents about 4,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more sociologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, sociologists make $38.20 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sociologists $21.00 $27.00 $35.40 $46.10 $62.40
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, sociologists make $79,460 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sociologists $43,870 $56,230 $73,670 $96,070 $129,780
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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