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Career information and college search tools for sociologists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Sociologists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Sociologists jobs , as of 2016

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Mean Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 450 $97,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 290 $117,400
Durham-Chapel Hill 170 $88,040
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 130 $77,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 70 $77,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 50 $72,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 40 $88,760
San Diego-Carlsbad 30 $91,990
Pittsburgh 30 $131,170
Madison N/A $65,380

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to sociologists

Source : 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Most Popular Industries for
Sociologists

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

Industry Total Employment Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 2,120 48% $73,070
Education 1,420 32% $61,430
Non-profit 400 9% $89,090
Government 400 9% $58,420
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