Sociologists

Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that develop when people interact and work together.

$79,650

Median US Salary

Master's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Sociologists

Currently employed

2,770

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

1%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

0 to 999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Sociologists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Pennsylvania $97,570

Massachusetts $94,710

California $94,230

New Jersey $92,440

Oregon $90,110

North Carolina $85,210

Florida $75,920

District of Columbia $74,620

Washington $73,420

New York $66,870

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Maxxing your 401k as Sociologists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

23.9%

Per paycheck

$732.17

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $3,063.46
Pre Tax Retirement $732.17
Before Taxes $2,331.29
Taxes $699.39
Take Home $1,631.90

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