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Highest Paying States for Sociologists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $97,570, Pennsylvania is the highest paying state for sociologists. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $94,710). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Sociologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Pennsylvania
$97,570
$56,040 80
2 Massachusetts
$94,710
$60,080 130
3 California
$94,230
$45,790 990
4 New Jersey
$92,440
$44,690 50
5 Oregon
$90,110
$44,100 40
6 North Carolina
$85,210
$48,350 140
7 Maryland
$80,440
$44,690 30
8 Florida
$75,920
$47,210 80
9 Virginia
$75,120
$47,200 100
10 District of Columbia
$74,620
$55,780 150
11 Washington
$73,420
$54,790 80
12 Arizona
$70,080
$45,720 30
13 Michigan
$69,500
$33,950 70
14 New York
$66,870
$33,730 310
15 Illinois
$66,810
$50,290 90
16 Colorado
$63,760
$51,700 0
17 Utah
$63,300
$44,500 50
18 Ohio
$60,630
$51,460 90
19 Wisconsin
$58,690
$28,090 140
20 Texas
$37,400
$24,080 110

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of sociologists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for sociologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.