|Quick Facts: Sociologists|
$79,750 per year
$38.34 per hour
|1% (Little or no change)|
Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that develop when people interact and work together.
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 $79,750 in May 2016.
Employment of sociologists is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Sociologists can expect strong competition because sociology is a popular field of study with a relatively small number of positions.
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