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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 $115,930, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for sociologists. It is followed by Pennsylvania (average annual salary $102,000). 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 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 Massachusetts
$115,930
$57,520 80
2 Pennsylvania
$102,000
$56,220 80
3 New Jersey
$97,220
$36,900 60
4 California
$91,330
$59,430 1,100
5 Maryland
$80,440
$44,690 30
6 North Carolina
$79,850
$45,100 180
7 District of Columbia
$79,760
$57,000 150
8 Florida
$74,460
$46,010 80
9 Michigan
$69,500
$33,950 70
10 Washington
$68,700
$53,760 80
11 New York
$62,530
$32,740 290
12 Ohio
$58,370
$49,690 80
13 Wisconsin
$54,920
$27,770 140
14 Texas
$37,130
$23,810 100

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.