|Quick Facts: Sociologists|
$98,590 per year
$47.40 per hour
|5% (Faster than average)|
Sociologists study society and social behavior.
Sociologists typically work full time during regular business hours.
Sociologists typically need at least a master’s degree to enter the occupation.
The median annual wage for sociologists was $98,590 in May 2022.
Employment of sociologists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 300 openings for sociologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many 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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