Sociology major graduates in the United States of America make on average $38,480 a year or $18.5 per hour.
San Francisco, CA reports the highest salaries for sociology major graduates at $47,821 per year.
Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $20,000.
Other top cities with competitive salaries are Washington, DC, New York, NY, Providence, RI, Rochester, NH, Portland, ME, and Boston, MA.
California, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, and Rhode Island are the highest paying states.
Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, South Carolina, and Alabama are at the bottom for competitive pay.
Sociology major graduates report their job security as good. But just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others.
Health care companies and retail companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment for sociology major graduates.
Food Lion and Providence Health & Services are the highest paying companies.
Companies like Hollister and LifePoint Health also pay high salaries to sociology major graduates.
The type of industry that a sociology major graduate works in can influence their earning potential.
By looking at our data, we can see that education companies, health care companies, and technology companies pay sociology major graduates well.
Salaries for sociology major graduates in education companies average $39,646 annually, while health care companies and technology companies pay $36,673 and $35,924, respectively.
The types of companies that pay sociology majors the least are in the media industry, where the average annual salary is $27,456.
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