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Highest Paying Cities for Sociologists

The top 33 highest paying cities for sociologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of sociologists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $133,350, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the highest paying city for sociologists. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $117,550). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of sociologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 33 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Sociologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$133,350
30
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$117,550
190
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$116,710
170
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$106,560
190
5 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$102,040
270
6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$99,780
370
7 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$99,340
40
8 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$98,150
30
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$96,710
290
10 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$95,280
n/a
11 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$95,190
130
12 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$94,240
200
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$93,900
120
14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$88,120
40
15 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$85,980
30
16 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$85,970
120
17 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$85,810
140
18 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$81,410
70
19 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$79,670
n/a
20 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$76,160
60
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$73,620
150
22 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$73,400
200
23 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$69,310
400
24 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$66,950
300
25 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$66,950
300
26 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$66,280
50
27 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$65,520
80
28 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$65,440
50
29 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$64,850
90
30 Columbus, Ohio
$60,950
70
31 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$53,850
60
32 Madison, Wisconsin
$50,400
n/a
33 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$49,580
40
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