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Sociologists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of sociologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare sociologists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Sociologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,820
25th Percentile Wage
$68,690
50th Percentile Wage
$98,640
75th Percentile Wage
$133,380
90th Percentile Wage
$168,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sociologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sociologists is $168,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $98,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sociologists is $46,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sociologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201698,6409.74%12.43%
201589,0308.92%-
201481,090-2.43%-
201383,060-4.00%-
201286,380--

Compare Sociologists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of sociologists in five industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for sociologists occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $124,740. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $44,490). For detailed sociologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$124,740
Scientific Research and Development Services
$103,620
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$101,460
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$98,640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$44,490

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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