Sociologists in California
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- Sociologists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Sociologists Work in California?
In 2018, there were 1,070 Sociologists working in the state.
There were 990 Sociologists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 75 Sociologists working in it, which means California has more Sociologists than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Sociologists in this state are not growing or decreasing, which is similar to nationwide of 0.0% growth.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 100 annual job openings, and a total of 1,200 jobs for California Sociologists in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 300 annual jobs and 3,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Sociologists Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Sociologists ranged from $51,510 to $145,210 with $97,200 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.77 to $69.81. The median hourly rate was $46.73.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.31 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $1.42.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Sociologists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Sociologists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||350||$90,800|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||330||$100,870|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||40||$103,340|
Top States for Sociologists Employment
The table below shows the states where most Sociologists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Sociologists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Sociologist Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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