Sociologists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of sociologists in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare sociologists salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Sociologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,310
25th Percentile Wage
$42,700
50th Percentile Wage
$60,070
75th Percentile Wage
$82,780
90th Percentile Wage
$107,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sociologists in the industry sector of educational 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 $107,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sociologists is $33,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sociologists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,070
5.76% -8.01%
2016
$56,610
8.50% -
2015
$51,800
-6.45% -
2014
$55,140
-13.76% -
2013
$62,730
-3.43% -
2012
$64,880
- -

Compare Sociologists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of sociologists in six industries in the educational 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 educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $67,230. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $54,970). For detailed sociologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,230
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$67,230
Educational Services
$60,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$58,970
Educational Services - State government owned
$56,130
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$54,970

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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