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Highest Paying Cities for Sociologists

The top 22 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts (average annual salary $115,930). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of sociologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 22 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Sociologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$133,350
30
2 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$115,930
80
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$115,930
80
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$114,280
250
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$107,020
190
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$105,030
200
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$101,370
190
8 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$99,340
40
9 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$98,150
30
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$94,980
450
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$90,030
260
12 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$80,470
170
13 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$79,550
130
14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$78,060
50
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$73,620
150
16 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$73,400
200
17 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$69,310
400
18 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$68,060
50
19 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$66,720
50
20 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$65,120
50
21 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,420
300
22 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$53,850
60
See also: Highest paying industries for sociologists.