Highest Paying Industries for Sociologists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences50.74105540
Federal Executive Branch47.3698500
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)42.6288640
All industries, private ownership only42.2387830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services42.1487640
Scientific Research and Development Services42.0687490
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities41.5386380
Educational Services, Privately owned41.0485350
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned40.2683730
All industries37.8978810
Federal, State, and Local Government34.2971330
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service34.2971330
Local government, including schools and hospitals34.0870890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals33.9570620
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals31.8366210
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.6961750
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.6661690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.360940
State government, including schools and hospitals26.655330
Educational Services, State government owned24.3850700
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned24.3750690

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