|Quick Facts: Sociologists|
$86,110 per year
$41.40 per hour
|5% (Slower than average)|
Sociologists study society and social behavior.
Sociologists typically work full time during regular business hours.
Most sociology jobs require a master’s degree or Ph.D.
The median annual wage for sociologists was $86,110 in May 2020.
Employment of sociologists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 300 openings for sociologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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